04/20/2015 08:29 EDT | Updated 06/20/2015 05:59 EDT

Sea-to-Sky Highway In Need Of Repairs Near Horseshoe Bay

The work comes just five years after the B.C. government spent $600 million fixing the 'Highway of Death.'

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The Sea-to-Sky Highway is to undergo repairs to a retaining wall near Horseshoe Bay — just five years after the Winter Olympics for which the B.C. government spent $600 million to widen and straighten large sections of the 'Highway of Death.'

The remedial work near West Vancouver will continue into September, said Tom Cloutier, who works with the company in charge of the repairs, Miller Construction.

Cloutier said the company will add anchors into the wall on Pasco Road. Highway 99 traffic will not be affected, but residents near Pasco Road will experience delays. 

According to the Ministry of Transportation, the work isn't the result of immediate safety concerns. 

"The ministry is exploring some mitigative works to the internal structure of the walls at this location to help improve the long term performance of this infrastructure," it said in an emailed statement. 

The repairs were slated to begin on April 27 but after some residents raised concerns, ministry staff are working with the local community to discuss how the work will affect access to and from their homes.


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