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A note to travellers on the 5A, next week there will be a full highway closure during Tuesday and Thursday.

District Manager of Transportation Trent Folk says that travellers can expect the closure 26 kilometres north of Merritt by Douglas Lake Road.

"We're going to have crews out on Highway 5A doing some essential bridge maintenance work. The crews will be out there pretty much the whole week with Tuesday and Thursday, the 14th and 16th, having the biggest impact on the public where we're actually going to have bridge closed from 7am in the morning until 5."

On other days during the week, motorists can expect some form of traffic control throughout the day depending on the work being done. Detour available on the Coquihalla.

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