Landslide and retaining wall failure halts Abbotsford development

Last week’s heavy rains caused wall to fail at site on Upper Maclure Road

A landslide caused by heavy rain last weekend has brought construction to a halt at a development on Upper Maclure Road.

The rain caused a retaining wall to collapse and a significant amount of material to tumble down from the hillside development, which overlooks Maclure Road.

Rock and gravel appearing to originate from the development slid over a considerable area, but stopped short of Maclure Road below.

The city issued a stop-work order at the site on Monday. That order will remain in place until “the developer’s geotechnical team provides sufficient repair details for the retaining wall.”

The development in question includes the construction of both townhouses and single-family homes at the eastern end of Upper Maclure Road.

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