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Drivers travelling overnight on the Malahat (Highway 1) near the Tunnel Hill project site can expect delays next week as crews begin preparations for permanent repairs.

In May, a company based in Nanaimo was awarded a $15 million contract to complete the repairs needed along the Malahat Tunnel Hill segment following November 2021’s heavy rainfall that caused significant damage to the highway.

See more: Construction to repair flood damage on Malahat expected to be completed by summer 2023

Starting Monday, July 18th, single-lane alternating travel will be in place along the Malahat between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. for the contractor to relocate barriers and safety equipment, and to complete temporary line painting.

Drivers can expect short traffic stoppages early in the night as equipment is brought to the site, delays as long as 20 minutes and are reminded to drive for the conditions and to observe traffic management personnel and signage.

Overnight work will continue until July 20th. 

Construction is expected to finish in summer 2023.

For up-to-date road closure information, drivers are advised to check the DriveBC website.

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