The highway will officially open at noon, now that Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure crews built a block wall to protect the road from falling rock.
“In addition, a 150-metre berm between the lock-block wall and the bottom of the slope was constructed to temporarily address slope movement,” the Ministry of Transportation said in a press release.
The current fix is temporary, though construction of permanent stabilization measures will continue while geotechnical engineers monitor the site for changes in ground conditions.
“Drivers are reminded that this portion of the road may need to be closed again with limited notice if it is deemed unsafe,” the ministry said.
“The site will be at a greater likelihood of closure should heavy rainfall occur.”
The highway was closed on Aug. 28 because of the rockslide. Since Sept. 11, it has been operating with single-lane-alternating traffic as crews worked to stabilize the hillside.