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The province won't have to pay for repairs to a retaining wall above the Sea-to-Sky Highway

(Courtesy wildbc.ca)
Summary

Repairs to a stretch of retaining wall along the Sea to Sky Highway won't end up costing taxpayers

The Ministry of Transportation confirms the contractor will pay for repairs

Minister Todd Stone says making repairs like this to a project just five years after its completion is normal

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – All the work to the wall along Pasco Road in West Vancouver will be covered by the contractor STS Transportation Group and Kiewit.

Minister Todd Stone says making repairs like this to a project just five years after its completion is normal.

“Whether you are talking about recent projects like the South Fraser Perimeter Road for example where we have seen you know some minor issues that have popped up that have had to be dealt with or on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Stone adds there are no other known areas of concern along the Sea-to-Sky. He says inspections happen every day. “Our 800 employees are out and about in the province every day of the week. Looking at our bridges, looking at our highways, looking at retaining walls to identify priority areas for upgrades.”

The project schedule has been adjusted so people living on Pasco will lose road access for two hour stretches instead of four.