Bamfield Main Project Update

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Some of the reasons why you should not drive through the construction zone:

The crew is busy repairing many culverts for proper drainage. This creates very large holes in the road that would be hard to see, especially in the dark.
Unexpected traffic puts the road crew at risk. They work around noisy equipment, may have hearing protection on, and will not hear traffic coming.
Equipment could potentially be left on the road so crew members can pick up where they left off the next day. These could be hard to see at night as well.
If you were to have an accident, get a flat tire, or your vehicle was to break down, you could potentially be stuck there for a very long time as no other traffic would be coming along.
Vehicles driving through the construction site can also cause damage to the road setting progress back and making the road project take longer.

Bamfield Main Road Update – October 18, 2022

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For the period of October 18 – 23, 2022, the Bamfield Main Road detour will be in place from approximately 36 km to 58 km. Drivers can expect single-lane traffic and waits at one or two automated flag systems with pilot cars, each with a delay of up to 15 minutes.

Only industrial traffic will have access through construction areas. All other travellers are required to use the detour.

Speed should not exceed 60 KM per hour, and drivers must 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,

Please continue to obey posted speed limits and do not exceed 60 KM. Drivers should slow down around any new construction areas, construction crews, and equipment.

Bamfield Main Road Update – October 11, 2022

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For the period of October 11- 16th 2022, the Bamfield Main Road detour will be in place from approximately 36 km to 58 km. Drivers can expect single-lane traffic and delays of up to 15 minutes at two automated flag systems with pilot cars (approximately 68 km and 63.5 km.)

Only industrial traffic will have access through construction areas. All other travellers are required to use the detour.

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, and ditching.

Please continue to obey posted speed limits not exceeding 60 KM and slow down around any new construction areas and construction crews and equipment.

Bamfield Main Road Update – October 3, 2022

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For the period of October 3 – 7, 2022 the full detour will be in effect from 36 KM and 58 KM on Bamfield Road. Starting Wednesday, October 5, drivers should expect some single alternating traffic. Crews will continue to work on culvert replacement, borrowing, grid placement, and ditching.

Only industrial traffic will have access through construction areas. All other travelers should be using the detour.

Please continue to obey posted speed limits not exceeding 60 KM and slow down around any new construction areas and construction crews and equipment.

Drivers are required to wait for pilot vehicles at any automated flag equipment when lights are red. Expected wait for pilot vehicles is not to exceed 20 minutes.

Urgent Bamfield Main Road Project Notice

For Visitors and Citizens using Bamfield Road

Do not drive around the automated flags at the construction site. The construction crew is working to minimize the delays, which are typically no more than 15 minutes. Everyone using the road must wait for the pilot vehicle to guide them through this section of construction.

Vehicles that have been driving around the flags are putting themselves and workers in danger. The flags are a vital part of the project’s safety planning. Cameras are in place to monitor traffic in this area and will be throughout the entire Bamfield Main Road Resurfacing Project. The RCMP are now assisting in enforcing the road safety rules and any criminal activities that take place. These issues could possibly delay the opening of the road and may require more strict actions for the traffic. ƛ̓eekoo (Thank you) for your cooperation.