The highway leading in and out of the Pacific Rim communities of Tofino and Ucluelet, will be closed for ten hours next Tuesday, March 23rd.
This 10-hour closure is required for crews to undertake one of the most complex blasts on the Kennedy Hill Highway 4 project.
The daylight closure will allow workers time to prepare the road beneath the blast area, and to safely remove loose rock immediately following the blast.
After the closure, there will resume a four-hour road closures weekdays between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24th.
Construction on the Kennedy Hill Highway 4 safety project is over 60 per cent complete and is geared towards a better, safer connection from Port Alberni and the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Improvements to the 1.5 kilometre stretch of road include widening to accommodate two full lanes and paved shoulders, realignments, and the addition of a rest area with a lakeside view that will be accessible to passenger vehicles, RVs, buses or transport trucks.
The full schedule of intermittent highway closures for the area is available here.