Bamfield Main Road Update – December 12, 2022

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For the period of December 12 – December 16, 2022  

Please note that changes to the Bamfield Main Road detour route are now in effect. Drivers can expect to be detoured from Bamfield Main Road between 36 km and 49 km. 

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Bamfield Main Road Detour Map effective December 12, 2022

There will be no access to Bamfield Main Road from 39km to 49 km. All traffic, both industrial and public, will be required to use the detour. Drivers should slow down and be prepared for industrial traffic throughout the detour area. 

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

All  travellers are required to use the detour, and those who attempt to bypass the detour will be turned back.  

Please slow down and expect additional delays due to the changing weather conditions. Winter driving conditions should be expected, and all public drivers should check weather conditions before travelling and be prepared. Please avoid driving during extreme weather conditions.  

Speed should not exceed 60 km per hour, and drivers are required to slow down when construction equipment, flaggers, 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, and beam barriers.