October 19 Update

Thanks to Debbie Demare for the latest Hurley update with a photo at the summit and the road upgrades. There was a dump truck, excavator, grader and roller working on the Pemberton switchback area and ditching continues on the Gold Bridge side. The rest of the road was rough with washboard and potholes.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  Have a safe drive!

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Oct 15 Update

Thanks to Kirsty for the latest update and photo. Thursday 6pm starting to snow at the summit. Foggy on the Pemberton side.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  Have a safe drive!

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Snow on the Hurley

Reports coming in from today of close to a foot of snow at the summit and lots of traffic.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  Have a safe drive!

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Photo from W. Harder on Facebook
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SLRD Area A Director Update

SLRD Area A Director – Sal DeMare
Road Bed Material Funding

At the Union of British Columbia Municipalities meetings we meet with the Cascades Forest District Manager and Ministry Staff from Victoria. They said that there was limited budget for FSR road maintenance and that they prioritize roads that the public uses that have communities with the FSR roads being the only access in and out. The Hurley is not one of them, as Road 40 is the main access to the valley year round. They have however committed to getting the traffic counts for the past ten years as they have 3 vehicles counters on the road. They also committed to see if they can find some funding streams for road bed material as it is desperately needed as we all know. Well I found out after the UBCM Meeting they did find another $100,000 from the same Forest Employment Program funding stream that the ditching and brushing work came from. The plan is too use two sets of excavators and graders both starting at the Hope Creek area and each set working from there. One back to the start of the Hurley on the Pemberton side and the other to the Gold Bridge side. They will use existing areas that they have taken road bed material from in the past, other locations and also spread the piles that they created while doing the ditching. Hopefully this will be finished before the snow starts and that it will be in good shape for next year’s opening. Expected start date is after the Thanksgiving long weekend and they will be working 7 days a week until they are complete.

Safety
As usual we want everyone to be safe including the travellers and the equipment operator’s. I had some reports from one of the contractor’s on the ditching and brushing work that they had a number of close calls. You must pay attention, watch out for the equipment, and slow right down when approaching the equipment. Make eye contact with the operators and wait until the operators gives you the ok to go by.
Stay Safe everyone! – Sal Demare

We would like to thank the people responsible for picking up all the garbage that was left by the Semaphore Lakes parking spot on Friday and to the people who left the garbage there, you are not welcome back! Thanks to Scott Frizzell for the latest Hurley update and photo from Saturday 10th October.

Came west across the Hurley at 10am. Good coming out of the BRV. Wet, washboards, pot holes up top. Vehicle off the road around 17km. Passing, hit soft shoulder, lucky they did not flip. Recovery was being initiated. Lots of traffic.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  Have a safe drive!

Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, new oval bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support.

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September 12 Update

Thanks to Scott Frizzell for the update and photo. Drove west across the Hurley this morning at 11am. Smooth coming out of the BRV. A few bumps up top and down to the Lillooet FSR. Decent condition overall. Multiple vehicles parked on the road at Semaphore and Tenquille trailheads. Moderate traffic with lots of motorcycles. Smokey and dusty.

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below. Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support and please slow down and drive responsibly!

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August 28 Update

Thanks to Kathy from Backcountry Snowcats for the latest Hurley update.

The road has been narrowed between the new zero (Railroad Creek Bridge valley floor) and Hope Creek turn off due to the dirt piles. They have re-ditched it and left the dirt piles. Past the Hope turnoff, I don’t know as I haven’t been your way since spring. They have brushed a lot of it but not all. There used to be a 60km speed sign at this end a couple years ago but it has been taken down. Personally we’ve had some close calls and nearly everyone I talk to has also mentioned the speeds some idiots are driving. There was a rollover a few weeks ago just before the old 13km switchback.

Please slow down and take your time driving for the safety of everyone.

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August 10 update

Thanks to Scott Frizzell for the latest Hurley update and photo. Came west across the Hurley 10AM Monday. Busy and equipment working on the road. Excavator working between 8-9 mark on the Pemberton side. Road is in good shape, tip to tail.

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below. Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support and please slow down and drive responsibly!

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August 7 Update

Conflicting reports on Hurley conditions after the grading. Some folks say it’s in great shape and others say it was in great shape but after the heavy traffic on the long weekend it’s not as good. The traffic and parking along the sides of the road going to the hiking areas at the Hurley summit are out of control and we hope BC Parks does something about it before it turns into a Joffre nightmare! Sharp rocks are still shredding tires. Heavy machinery is still working on the Hurley so please slow down when approaching or passing and remember if you can’t see the operator, they can’t see you. Thanks to Dan Mirabent who sent in some photos from his motorcycle ride over on the long weekend.

It’s great to see drivers helping out other drivers when things go sideways. We received this message today.

Hoping we can get a thank you out to the ‘knights in slightly dented/dusty armour’ who helped us out today. Our leaf spring snapped and severed a brake line on the Hurley and we were stuck. Huge shout out to Challon Ferron who stopped and went out of his way to help us, waiting until he knew the cavalry (aka Ken Archer of Top Gun Towing) was on it’s way. Thanks also to the folks who stopped and took our details to pass on for help. Sometimes the word seems like it’s going to hell in a hand basket and then you meet great folks who go the extra mile to help you.
Thanks!!
Eileen and Michael Keenan

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Top Gun Towing to the rescue!
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July 31 Update

A request from Scott Holden, one of 4 contractors working on the Hurley to watch out for equipment working, slow down when approaching and make sure it’s safe to pass. If you can’t see the operator, he or she can’t see you. Attached below is a post from the Sea to Sky Facebook page warning people of the sharp rocks shredding tires on the road after the grading last week. Drive safe!

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below. Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support and please slow down and drive responsibly!

Please pass equipment safely
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July 24 Maintenance Update

There are machines on the Hurley brushing and ditching. The extra funding came through for the ditching and brushing and gathering of road material. There are two machines doing the funding work so people should drive safely when they approach them.  The grader was at the Bridge Main at around 1 today. Thanks to SLRD Area A Director Sal Demare for the update and photos.

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below. Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support and please slow down and drive responsibly!

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Grading in Progress

Thanks to Rex for the latest report and photos. Went up to the Semaphore Lakes pullout from the Pemberton side… the switchbacks are nearly done… for those driving on normal road tires non 4×4 vehicles there are still some teeth chattering sections from the top of switchbacks to the Semaphore pullout… cannot speak to anything beyond. Also, and more importantly you are risking punctures because there are sharp rocks – up to golf ball size in the newly graded sections. Thanks to the crew for the work on the Hurley! If you are using the road… be patient and always wait for the signal from the equipment operators before passing please. 

Also thanks to Scott who reported the washboard conditions leaving Gold Bridge. The grader was at 6km on the Pemberton side on Monday morning.

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below. Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support and please slow down and drive responsibly!

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Grading

Grading is finally happening on the Hurley! Sal Demare sent in this photo from the grader on the Pemberton switchbacks. The grader will be working through the weekend so please give the machine some space and pass carefully. There is lots of traffic on the Hurley this weekend. Drive Safe!

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below. Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support and please slow down and drive responsibly!

Grader at 11am today on the Pemberton side
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Grading Update

Update in from BJ Moore, FLNRO “Squamish Mills has not yet started the grading on the Hurley. Their grader is stuck behind the road washout at 24km on the Lillooet FSR. They are doing an emergency repair to the FSR and hope to be done by this Friday. They said that when their grader is free it will start on the Hurley.”

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below. Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support and please slow down and drive responsibly!

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East Hurley Washout

Update July 3rd – The washout has been repaired. Thanks Scott Holden!

We were sent a photo of a washout on the East Hurley to Bralorne. Water levels will rise with rain and warming temps so be aware the road may not be passable. SLRD Area A Director Sal Demare will report this to MoTI today.

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below. Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support and please slow down and drive responsibly!

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June 22 Update

Thanks to Kat Patterson for the latest Hurley update and photo. Rough the whole way but definitely worse on the Pemby side. Biggest potholes I ‘ve experienced on the road to date. Washboard on the Gold Bridge side.

Another update was received from Mark: I drove on Thursday afternoon. Seems there is a wide variance on what is good or bad. I thought it was in pretty good shape. The high point had a few rough spots where the snow was ploughed. But after that into goldbridge it was smooth sailing. At least compared to what I’m used to seeing. The lower fsr was freshly worked on which was full of sharp rocks.
Mark

A reminder to expect delays starting today. Keep reading for details.

Message below from BJ Moore, FLNRO about Hurley maintenance and short delays. “Scott Holden told me this morning that he plans on starting the bridge repairs to the 9 Mile bridge (15km) on Monday June 22nd. He thinks it should only take 4 days to complete the repairs. He also expects there to be up to 20 min delays for traffic. Could you please get that posted to the website so that people know to expect short delays and to respect all crew and equipment working signs. This also expends to the Squamish Mills grader’s work as it moves along the FSR. It will be jumping back and forth around the mud holes to allow them to dry out before being graded.”

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below. Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support and please slow down and drive responsibly!

Photo by Kat Patterson

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