Parks Canada assessing slope and site of rockfall
After a giant boulder and other rocks landed on Highway 93 Wednesday morning (May 11), seven km northeast of Radium Hot Springs, Kootenay National Park reported its staff arrived quickly to ensure safety and open one lane to keep traffic moving.
Parks Canada Highway engineering and geotechnical consultants inspected the site. Contractors arrived by late afternoon to break up and remove the rock (pictured above). The highway was restored to two lanes of traffic by early evening.
Work is underway to improve the roadside berm and catchment ditch.
Parks Canada is also assessing the need for longer term slope-movement monitoring and/or further mitigations.
“No coyotes, humans, or other wildlife were harmed by this rockfall event,” Kootenay National Park quipped on social media today.
“We thank motorists for their patience.”
Kootenay National Park photos