The highway connecting Vancouver Island to the central Island communities of Tofino and Uclueclet is currently closed due to the danger of a potential rockslide.
Highway 4 at Kennedy Lake is estimated to reopen at 5 p.m.
The announcement came at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14th from the BC transportation ministry.
DriveBC says the road was closed due to a rock fall hazard between Toquart Bay Road and the Taylor River Rest Area.
CLOSED #BCHwy4 – Due to rock scaling safety concerns between Toquart Bay Rd and Taylor River Rest Area. Assessment in progress. Estimated time of re-opening 5:00PM PDT. No detour available, next update at 3:00PM PDT.
More info: https://t.co/4aDpdm2c1J pic.twitter.com/2n44F4zJZC
— DriveBC (@DriveBC) July 14, 2021
Crews are assessing the situation and will provide an update shortly.
The project has been the site of ongoing closures during the daytimes and overnight.
Construction on the highway improvement project has dragged on and the cost has ballooned to $53.96 million from its initial $38.1 million investment.
This is a developing story. More to come.