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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-01-2016, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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Heads up -

Effective tomorrow (Dec 1st) the road into Lynn Headwaters (i.e. everything past the yellow gate at Lynn Valley Road and Evelyn) will be CLOSED to vehicle traffic. Pedestrian and bike traffic will still be allowed.

Apparently the road is deteriorating and at risk of landslide where it goes through steeply sloped terrain, and immediate closure is necessary until a long term plan is identified and major upslope mitigation work can be done.

To say the least, this is going to have a huge impact on traffic since that cuts off a tonne of parking and Lynn Headwaters is a popular park. Apparently they are going to be allowing parking on neighbouring streets, but even if you're able to find parking there, it's still a 1-2km walk to the headwaters now.

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Not surprised to hear this. Walk from the gate is not big deal, but parking space will be.
Alternative is to park at LSCR on top of Lilloet road, then walk over via Rice Lake connector.

Guess filling up of water canisters from that spring near BP trailhead is now off too
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Thank you for the update Ryan. Hopefully they do not take too long to rectify this situation.

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Thanks for the update!
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I'm pretty sure it's the slide area they're concerned with. The road has been moving/sinking slowly over the past few years, but it's probable that the rainfall of the past couple of months has exacerbated things quite a bit. I'm guessing it will take quite a bit of drainage work to stabilize the slope above and below the road, so wouldn't look for a quick solution.
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I was reading a little more into it and the road itself was build in the early 1900's and was filled in with poor quality fill. It will cost around 2 million to fix that small stretch of road as they have to remove the poor quality fill and replace it with something better.
Personally, I don't mind the extra bit of walking and I'm hopeful it will deter people thus making the trails quieter. I've never seen so much hiking traffic to Norvan Falls as I have in the past several months.
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It will make the LSCR parking lot fuller. Get there early, folks!
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Hmm. I was there a few weeks ago and a good chunk of the road was collapsed. So we'll still be able to walk it? Just not drive it?
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Hmm. I was there a few weeks ago and a good chunk of the road was collapsed. So we'll still be able to walk it? Just not drive it?
Yes, walk or bike (once the snow goes). It's quite a pleasant walk without the cars.
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Work has begun on the road to Lynn Headwaters, with an anticipated reopening (for vehicles) in August if all goes well.

https://www.dnv.org/news/repairs-lyn...oad-start-july
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They were still working on this road last weekend. In the early morning we parked at the end of Lynn Valley road and walked through, but on the way back around noon there was active construction happening and they wouldn't let us through. Might be easier to park at Seymour filtration plant.
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UPDATE: the Lynn Headwaters road will reopen this Friday (October 6th). There will be some minor culvert work next week (resulting in single lane alternating traffic), but otherwise fixed and fully reopened.

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