Repairs following washout on Highway 4 to go into January

Repairs following washout on Highway 4 to go into January
The section of the washout on Highway 4.

Mainroad says the Highway 4 repairs that need to be done following the washout near Kennedy Lake will be finished by the end of January.

On Thursday, Mainroad Mid-Island Contracting said repairing the road slide on Highway 4, west of the Doyle Creek Bridge, will start on Nov. 25 and will continue until Jan. 24, 2020, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.

The road will continue to be open to single-lane alternating traffic between Toquart Bay Road and Nahmit Forest Service Road; Upper Taylor main Forest Service Road for 0.5 kilometres (20 kilometres east of the southern boundary of Pacific Rim National Park. Drivers should continue to expect delays.

The washout occurred early in the morning on Nov. 19 after heavy rain over the weekend.

The Ministry of Transporation said the washout was about five kilometres east of Kennedy Hill and the slope of the westbound side eroded down a bank, taking about 1.5 meters of the westbound lane out. The ministry has 24/7 traffic control, increased daily patrols, a concrete barrier and sandbags in the area.


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