Drivers are advised that a section of Highway 4 at Kennedy Hill will be closed from 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, to allow for a permanent slope repair at the recently deployed temporary bridge site.
This 24-hour closure is required for crews to remove the specialized 20-metre, single-lane temporary bridge structure installed earlier this month after a large volume of rock damaged the road. The bridge removal and permanent slope repair at this location are necessary for blasting to continue, allowing the project to stay on schedule for completion by the end of summer 2020.
At 11 a.m. on Feb. 23, the corridor will reopen to single-lane alternating traffic, allowing commercial vehicles, recreational vehicles and other larger vehicles to safely travel the corridor.
For the Kennedy Hill project closure schedule, along with the most up-to-date information on road conditions, drivers are encouraged to check: www.drivebc.ca
The closure is planned for the weekend to avoid affecting weekday commuters and commercial goods deliveries.
The regular project closure schedule will resume on Feb. 23 to allow construction to continue on the project.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure thanks motorists and residents on both sides of the closure for their patience. When completed later this year, the Highway 4-Kennedy Hill Safety Improvement Project will create a safer and more reliable connection between Port Alberni and the west coast of Vancouver Island.
General project information and traffic schedules are available: www.gov.bc.ca/highway4kennedyhill
Visit the project page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eac.bc.ca.kennedy.hill/
Follow @DriveBC and #BCHwy4 on Twitter, or visit: www.drivebc.ca