Brewster Lake Road will be closed across the John Hart Dam from January 31 to February 6, from 7:30 am to 5 pm. Temporary road closure signage is in place on either side of the dam and drivers are asked to use the alternative route of Highway 19.
BC Hydro says the road closure is in place for two cranes to be placed on the spillway section of the dam to provide work services including the removal of old overhead service and cabling. There has been some ongoing early site preparation work as part of the John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrade Project. The early works include the creation of laydown construction areas, and powerline and fibre optic relocations.
Hydro also wants to remind us that that from January 24 to 27 all the trails that lead to the Elk Falls suspension bridge, including the Millennium Trail, are closed off for public safety for some tree felling work. The Millennium Trail, given its proximity to the penstock corridor and the work zone, will also be closed January 30 to February 3, and February 6 to 10.
Story by Lee Griffi, Vista Radio