A semi-truck and a pickup enjoy the newly paved Cottonwood Slide area on Highway 97. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

A semi-truck and a pickup enjoy the newly paved Cottonwood Slide area on Highway 97. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Cottonwood Slide area north of Quesnel paved

Emcon announced the area on Highway 97 was paved on Oct. 27

Drivers heading from Quesnel to Prince George will no longer have to deal with a landslide area.

The cottonwood slide area was paved by Emcon workers on Oct. 27. At times the slide caused traffic along Highway 97 to drop to a single alternating lane.

“Long awaited paving,” read a tweet from Emcon Quesnel.

“Let’s hope it lasts through the winter!”

The slide deteriorated in late April of 2021. This slide is separate to a landslide on Quesnel-Hixon Road, which has closed the road near the Cottonwood River.

READ MORE: Highway 97 north of Quesnel damaged by repeat landslide

READ MORE: Quesnel-Hixon road closed south of Cottonwood River Provincial Park

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