Ministry plans more signage after second rockslide in Goldstream

Around 1 a.m. on Jan. 5 a small amount of rocks fell onto the highway about 250 metres south of Goldstream bridge

The sky wasn’t falling but rocks did on the Trans Canada Highway near Goldstream park.

Around 1 a.m. on Jan. 5 a small amount of rocks fell onto the highway about 250 metres south of Goldstream bridge, said Renee Mounteney, with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

This is the second rock slide in the vicinity in the past couple weeks.

“It’s in the same general area,” Mounteney said adding the area has been assessed  and stabilized.

Both rock slides were attributed to a “freeze and thaw” process and a tap root from a tree.

“The tree root digs its way into a crack in the rock. The water gets in the crack and it freezes and it breaks off. Like an ice cube,” Mounteney explained.

They’ve ordered signs for the area warning motorists of falling rock. The ministry also plans to monitor the site. The area has been added to the ministry’s rock scale program with work expected to begin in the spring.

No vehicles or people were involved or injured in either case.

 

 

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