Road over Keenleyside Dam open for the holidays

The road over the Hugh L Keenleyside Dam will be open to the public from Thursday, December 22 until Thursday, January 5.

  • Dec. 10, 2011 1:00 p.m.

The spillway gates at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam hold and control the amount of water that is discharged from Arrow Lakes Reservoir. The Spillway Gates Reliability Upgrade Project work is necessary to ensure dam safety and that flood waters can be safely discharged downstream.

The road over the Hugh L Keenleyside Dam will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily from Thursday, December 22 until Thursday, January 5.

“We are undergoing major infrastructure improvement work under the Spillway Gates Reliability Upgrade Project,” said James Stark, Plant Manager of the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam. “During periods of heavy construction activity, we need to temporarily close the road for the safety of employees, contractors and the public.”


BC Hydro will continue to open the road to the public when it is safe to do so. When driving across the dam, please obey all traffic signs and posted speed limits at all times.


Information on the status of the road is available by calling BC Hydro’s toll-free information line at 1-877-924-2444.


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