(Highway 14 between Otter Point Road and Woodhaven Road/Google Maps)

Drivers on the west coast of Vancouver Island may have to wait a little longer to get to their destinations.

Construction work on a stretch of Highway 14 will be disrupting commuters’ journeys until late October.

According to a statement to Victoria Buzz from the Ministry of Transportation, 11 kilometres of the West Coast Highway will be resurfaced between Otter Point Road and Woodhaven Road.

Work is also underway to remove vegetation beside the highway to make room to widen the road, and for BC Hydro crews to relocate hydro poles.

Construction began on Thursday, September 24 and is expected to continue until late October.

The work is planned to take place Monday to Friday between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

This means drivers should expect single-lane alternating traffic with delays up to 30 minutes.