Thursday, July 25, 2024

Overnight work on Malahat might cause some delays near Tunnel Hill project


Heads up Malahat night drivers!

Beginning next week, those commuting the Trans-Canada Highway at night can expect delays along the Malahat portion of the roadway. 

Near the Tunnel Hill project, which is nearing completion, crews will be doing some final paving and grading to complete road repairs after it was flooded and damaged during the November 2021 atmospheric river washout. 

On Monday, September 11th, the highway will be reduced to single-lane alternating traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says that, weather permitting, work will likely be taking place four to five days a week, including some Sundays.

The province says that delays should only reach 20 minutes at a maximum and work is being completed at night to avoid causing delays at peak travel times. 

There may also be short traffic stoppages as the contractors working on the roadway move their equipment in and out of the impacted areas in the morning and evening. 

The project is expected to be fully completed before winter of this year. 

Curtis Blandy

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