Drivers and cyclists are advised of upcoming rock excavation work on the Trans-Canada Highway at the West Shore Parkway and to expect delays during this time.
Rock blasting is scheduled to begin on Sept. 22, 2016 and finish in mid-October. To ensure the safety of travellers and construction workers, traffic will be stopped in both directions for up to 5 minutes on weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. when volumes are lower on this section of Highway 1. Work will not occur on statutory holidays and staff will be monitoring traffic throughout the duration of the project to ensure any delays related to construction are minimal.
Motorists are advised to allow for extra time and are reminded to obey traffic control personnel and construction speed limits, and watch for workers and highway message boards.
For up-to-date traffic advisories, please check: http://www.drivebc.ca/
This work is part of the upgrade to the intersection at Highway 1 and the West Shore Parkway, where a second northbound left turn lane is being added from the highway to provide more capacity for vehicles turning left onto the West Shore Parkway, particularly when the future extension to Highway 14 is complete.
Construction of the new left turn lane has been ongoing since July 2016 and it is expected to open to traffic later this fall.