The highway that goes to Tofino or Ucluelet has reopened after it was closed again due to debris on the road.
Highway 4 at the Kennedy Hill construction site, 15 kilometres east of the southern boundary of Pacific Rim National Park closed just after 11 a.m., according to Drive BC. There is debris on the road between Toquart Bay Road and the Taylor River Rest area. It reopened at 3 p.m.
Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne said there was another blasting incident at the Kennedy Hill construction site.
#BCHwy4 Kennedy Hill CLOSED in both directions. Debris on road between Toquart Bay Road and Nahmit FSR; Upper Taylor Main FSR. Expected opening Wed Mar 4 at 1:00pm.
There is no detour available and the estimated time of reopening is 3 p.m.
At the end of January, a single-lane temporary bridge was installed at the site of a landslide at the same location, west of the Doyle Creek Bridge The road, which is the only one connecting communities on the Island’s west coast, had been cut off after the rockslide took out a section of the road during a scheduled blast. It was the fourth time the highway was closed as a result of blasting.
On Tuesday, Mainroad said they had reached the final stage of repairing Highway 4, with paving scheduled to be completed next week.