Bamfield Main Road Update – November 14, 2022

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For the period of November 14 – 20, 2022   

The Bamfield Main Road detour remains in place from approximately 36 km to 58 km, adding up to an extra hour of driving time for public drivers.  

Drivers can expect single-lane traffic and delays at approximately four locations between Port Alberni and Bamfield, each with a minimum of 15 minutes delay. Expect traffic control persons at stops and/or automated flagging devices with pilot vehicles.   

Only industrial traffic will have access through construction areas. All other travellers must use the detour, and those who attempt to bypass the detour will be turned back.    

Please slow down, as traffic control personnel can be found throughout the public access detour.  

Please expect additional delays due to the changing weather conditions and the movement of construction materials and equipment.   

Speed should not exceed 60 km per hour, and drivers are required to slow down when construction equipment and crews are on the road. The RCMP will be monitoring for safe driving throughout the project and detour.   

Crews will continue to work on culvert replacement, borrowing, grid placement, ditching, beam barriers, and sign installations.