A maintenance contractor will continue to monitor Beaver Valley Road to ensure it remains safe for people traveling through the area after a slope failure this month.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said the slope failure occurred on Nov. 5 and reduced the road width to four meters resulting in single lane alternating traffic.
The issue it adds was discovered by a local resident who informed Interior Roads.
“The cause of the road damage was believed to be from a failure that likely exists between the road fill and native glacial deposits, which led to the saturation of the fill beneath the road,” said a Ministry spokesperson.
The roadway was excavated below the road grade and a trench was excavated on Nov. 8 and 9 to discharge any collected water on the slope on either side of the failure.
“The saturated road fill was removed and the slope was reconstructed.”
Interior Roads crews were out near Likely & Horsefly working on Beaver Valley Road last week. Under the guidance of the MoTi and a Geo-Tech, crews used excavators to repair the road which had started slipping down towards the lake. pic.twitter.com/8gbOksYyzA
— Interior Roads (@InteriorRoads) November 16, 2018