Highway 97 between Penticton and Kelowna has reopened one lane for traffic.

It's a bit earlier than expected as they were able to open on Monday night when it wasn't expected to reopen for another week.

Delays are to be expected to be up to 30 minutes during peak times with flaggers on site conducting one-way alternating traffic.

They've been able to reopen early due to a large lock-block wall to protect the highway and drivers from falling rocks.

The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure finished the wall during the Labour Day long weekend and built a 150-metre berm between the wall and the bottom of the slope.

A rockslide occurred on Monday, August 28 at around 2 p.m. which resulted in the full road closure of the highway.

It's the main route from Penticton and Kelowna affecting many Alberta tourists and vacationers.


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