Otter Point Road
A map showing the full Otter Point Rd. shoulder widening project. (BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

A section of Otter Point Road in Sooke will be closed for 48 hours to accommodate upgrades, according to the Ministry of Transportation.

The road will be closed between Sarah Place and Butler Road from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Crews will be installing a culvert crossing 400 metres east of Butler Road North at Poirier Lake.

The road will be barricaded with single-lane access open for emergency vehicles, BC Transit and residents.

Access to the area will be controlled by traffic-control personnel, who will speak to drivers to confirm the address of their destination and allow residents to pass. Non-residents will be detoured.

Drivers wanting to access Butler Road North must use Kemp Lake Road. For safety reasons, there will be no pedestrian or bicycle access.

Traffic will re-open at Otter Point Road for two-way operation on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7 a.m.

Drivers in the area are asked to use caution and to follow instructions from traffic control personnel.

Up-to-date highway travel information can be found online at www.drivebc.ca or by following @DriveBC on Twitter.

The ministry says this culvert installation is part of a project to upgrade two kilometres of Otter Point Road between the Sooke municipal boundary and Kemp Lake Road.

Further work will include widening and paving existing shoulders and improving the road’s alignment.

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