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Highway construction finished for winter


There will be no more road closures on Highway 99 at Culliton Creek until next spring.

"There have been some mixed messages out there about the road being closed, so we want to get the word out that the road to Whistler is open with no further highway construction closures as of the evening of Nov. 25, in time for our Washington State visitors travelling here for Thanksgiving weekend," said Jill Greenwood, Tourism Whistler's Director of Marketing.

In addition, there will be no weekend construction delays this weekend for opening day on Blackcomb Mountain Saturday, Nov. 22.

The end of road construction for now, and new snow, is great news for the resort said Greenwood.

"With all of the snow falling in the resort and on the mountains and exceptional winter ski packages, winter in Whistler is off to a sensational start," she said.

Work on the Highway 99 improvement project began in April 2003 with two areas of focus: the Culliton Creek to Cheakamus Canyon project north of Squamish, and an additional small test project near Lions Bay.

The Highway 99 improvement project is part of a Ministry of Transportation’s multi-year regional safety project on Highway 99 between Vancouver and Whistler to enhance the road geometry within the natural alignment of the corridor, create longer site distances, and develop a third lane to provide safe uphill passing opportunities. Ultimately the drive time between Vancouver and Whistler will be decreased.