Lane closure on Trans-Canada Hwy. near Ladysmith starts Monday: province

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People travelling along the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy. 1) south of Ladysmith are reminded to drive with caution as crews begin drainage work this Monday, May 27.

The B.C. government says the southbound slow lane between Thicke and Edgelow roads will be closed during the day on weekdays for around two weeks while the work is underway, but will remain fully open overnight and on weekends.

DriveBC lists closure notices on its website and says the right lane shutdown will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. before wrapping up on Friday, June 14.

Then, at the end of the two-week period, a full closure of the southbound slow lane will be required for five days, 24 hours a day, to undertake the deep base repair.

According to the province, crews will complete base repairs along the highway near the intersection of Thicke Road in addition to drainage work.

“The work protects the long-term resiliency of the highway as flooding from nearby drains had been affecting the road base. Construction timing was based on weather and low traffic-volume times to ensure minimal impact to travellers in advance of the summer travel season,” the B.C. government says in a news release.

It’s urging drivers to drive with caution in active construction zones, observing traffic management personnel and signage.

More details about road conditions and changes to construction schedules can be found here.


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