Anyone hoping to drive along Highway 4 at Kennedy Hill on March 23 will have to adjust their travel plans, as the road will be closed for 10 hours during the day.
The stretch of highway, that runs between Port Alberni and Tofino, will be closed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, for the blasting and removal of a significant rock bluff, all part of the Highway 4-Kennedy Hill Safety Improvement Project.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says the 10-hour closure is needed for crews to undertake one of the most complex blasts on the project.
The ministry did not specify the exact length of road that will be closed.
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, according to the project.
The regular project closure schedule, which includes four-hour road closures weekdays between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will resume on Wednesday, March 24.
When completed, the Highway 4-Kennedy Hill Safety Improvement Project will “create a safer, more reliable connection between Port Alberni and the west coast of Vancouver Island,” said the ministry on Friday, March 12.
For the latest updates on the project, click here.
For traffic schedules and general project information, visit the BC Government website.