Bamfield Main Road Update – November 21, 2022

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For the period of November 21 – 27, 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.  

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.

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

Industrial traffic may be utilizing the public access detour, and drivers should use extra caution, with an expectation of increased industrial traffic. Please slow down, as traffic control personnel may 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 ditching, culvert replacement, borrowing, grid placement, and beam barriers.