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Economic recovery funding helps address effects of climate change

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Economic recovery funding helps address effects of climate change

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Government Communications and Public Engagement
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Climate Adaptation Program project breakdown

This announcement is part of B.C.’s $10-billion COVID-19 response, which includes StrongerBC, to protect people’s health and livelihoods while supporting business and communities.

Through B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan, the Province has provided $20.7 million for projects that will mitigate and address the effects of climate change while creating jobs for British Columbians.

Northern B.C. - $4.1 million invested

  • East of Stewart – Highway 37A erosion protection – produce and stockpile rip rap (rock) at selected site, complete design for future road grade changes to mitigate against flooding
  • Laxgalts’ap and Gingolx – Highway 113 No Name Creek flood mitigation - install rip rap (rock) and various scour protection measures to mitigate against flooding
  • Skeena River – erosion protection – produce rip rap (rock) and place for erosion protection
  • Sandspit, Haida Gwaii – erosion protection – complete erosion protection at a site along Alliford Bay Road
  • Bell II – Highway 37 Snowbank Creek flood mitigation - produce and stockpile material to complete future channel training and erosion protection works to protect Highway 37 against climate-related events
  • Haida Gwaii – rip rap (rock) production – produce and stockpile rip rap for erosion protection works
  • Terrace – Mountain Creek culverts – replace undersized culverts
  • Peace – Fraser Road culvert repair – repair washout damaged road to make passable and complete detailed design
  • Hazelton – Aldous Road culvert replacement – replace undersized culverts
  • Topley – Watson Creek culvert – replace undersized culverts

Kootenays - $7.5 million invested

  • Beards Creek - erosion mitigation – construct rip rap (rock) erosion protection and regrade road
  • Nakusp – deep fill culvert replacement – replace undersized culvert under Highway 6
  • Sparwood – Elk Valley culvert repairs – replace undersized culvert on Highway 43
  • Fernie – Elko Rampart Toby Creek – produce rip rap (rock) for future flood protection
  • Golden – Hewitt erosion mitigation – construct erosion protection of ditches and culvert inlets/outlets
  • Revelstoke – Highway 23N erosion protection – purchase and stockpile rip rap (rock) for future erosion protection (freshet response) for bridge piers and embankments
  • Rossland – Little Sheep Creek culvert installation – replace undersized culvert on Highway 22
  • East Kootenay – avalanche catchment area maintenance – construct avalanche path catchment
  • Galena Pass, Highway 31 avalanche catchment area maintenance – construct avalanche path catchment and deflection area 
  • Paulson Pass – avalanche maintenance – construct avalanche path catchment and deflection area
  • Kaslo to New Denver Highway 31A - avalanche catchment maintenance – develop catchment and deflection area for improved avalanche control
  • Kootenay Pass – avalanche system maintenance – construct avalanche path catchment and deflection area
  • Kootenay Pass – avalanche bench – construct avalanche path catchment and deflection area
  • Edgewood – drainage – replace undersized culverts
  • Creston – outflow – replace outflow portions of culvert
  • Grand Forks and Rock Creek area – produce rip rap (rock) for erosion protection
  • Trail Hill – produce rip rap (rock) for erosion protection
  • Kootenay Pass – produce rip rap (rock) for erosion protection
  • Nakusp area – produce rip rap (rock) for erosion protection
  • Salmo area – produce rip rap (rock) for erosion protection and improve sight lines
  • Cranbrook – drainage management – complete brushing and drainage management improvements
  • Spillimacheen – Highway 95 Fraling Creek flood protection – rip rap (rock) stockpile and installation, brush removal
  • Jaffray – species at risk road crossing – install ellipse culvert to allow for the safe movement of the endangered painted turtle

Thompson Okanagan and Cariboo - $4.4 million invested

  • Cache Creek – Copper Valley pit – supply and stockpile rip rap (rock)
  • Savona – Deadman Vidette at Joe Ross Creek – install concrete box culvert and stream works
  • Tkemlups, east of Kamloops – East Shuswap Road shoulder repairs – produce rip rap (rock) for erosion protection
  • Fairmont Hot Springs – flood mitigation – replace undersized culverts
  • Coquihalla Summit – Falls Lake avalanche maintenance – snow catchment area maintenance
  • West of Summerland, off Princeton Summerland Road – Fish Lake Road and Kettle Place Road drainage improvements – replace undersized culvert and repair road
  • Merritt – Highway 5A, Stump Lake – construct flood protection to raise profile of Highway 5A above future flood levels to ensure no further impacts to the highway
  • Joe Rich – Highway 33 drainage improvements – 18,000 metres of ditching, culvert installations, armouring and cleaning in area impacted by wildfire
  • Simpcw, north of Clearwater – Norris Road rip rap (rock) replacement – produce rip rap for erosion protection
  • Quesnel Area – rip rap (rock) replacement – produce rip rap for erosion protection for embankments
  • Penticton – Valiant Drive drainage improvements – design for culvert installation to improve capacity
  • Sicamous – Cambie Solsqua culvert replacement – replace undersized culvert and armouring improvements
  • Sicamous – Highway 97A Elliott Road culvert replacement – replace undersized culverts
  • Darfield – Highway 5 Chinook Creek rip rap (rock) replacement – place rip rap along stream bank

South Coast and Vancouver Island - $4.7 million invested

  • Lower Mainland – Hemlock Valley Road and Highway 1/99 west of Cypress Bowl Road Interchange - replace nine undersized culverts and two new culvert liners to improve drainage
  • Vancouver Island – Coal Harbour Road – install a bypass road and temporary access bridge and produce a design for a new permanent structure
  • Vancouver Island – Highway 19A, Stories Creek, Union Bay and various other locations throughout Vancouver Island – replace undersized culverts to improve drainage

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