Repairs to Hwy 99 "pavement buckle" could take 8 weeks

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It’s going to take anywhere from two to eight weeks for crews to repair a section of collapsed pavement on the northbound Highway 99 in Richmond.

The “pavement buckle,” (or sinkhole, if you will) happened at the end of Tuesday’s morning commute, and forced the closure of the right lane of the northbound side of the busy roadway in the area of the Bridgeport exit ahead of the Oak Street Bridge.

No one was injured in the incident, though traffic and bus routes were impacted through the day, as crews worked to create a makeshift second lane from a segment of the centre median to help with the traffic flow.

The pavement sank as a result of a culvert failure, according to BC’s Ministry of Transportation. The cause of the culvert collapse, however, remains under investigation.

 

 

 

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