Sections of Malahat will be closed overnight for repairs due to Monday’s extreme flooding.
The province issued a media release advising motorists that the Malahat section of the Trans Canada Highway (HWY 1) between West Shore Parkway and Tunnel Hill will be closed overnight in both directions until November 22nd.
The full closure overnight is required to repair the highway at Tunnel Hill from damage caused by recent weather conditions.
During the day, the motorway will be open for single-lane interchange traffic at 30-minute intervals.
The province said drivers should expect major delays during the day and only consider limiting travel for significant purposes.
The highway will remain open for single-lane traffic today until 7 p.m. and then closed until 6 a.m. Wednesday. In future, the motorway section will be blocked from kl. 18:00 to 06.00 until Sunday.
The Pacific Marine route is open as an alternative route.
In addition, Brentwood Bay to the Mill Bay Ferry is another alternative route for those who need to travel. While the ferry sailed overnight on Monday, the route will return to operation with its normal daytime hours.