Bamfield Main Road Update – September 5, 2023

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September 4 to 9, 2023

Work Completed:

  • Kilometres 32 to 76 Chip Seal is completed
  • Sweeping of Chip Seal is completed between kilometres 36 to 46

Work to be done:

  • Grading and preparation between kilometres 29 to 20
  • Work continuing from kilometre 32 towards Port Alberni
  • Remaining Sweeping between kilometres 46 to 76 to be completed

Please Note: Single-lane alternating traffic with the guidance of a pilot vehicle will be used for the remainder of this project, kilometres 0 to 36 in zones as required, currently set up between kilometres 20 to 29.

Remember, following the posted speed limits is essential when driving on the new chip seal. The road surface will be dusty and slippery if sweeping is underway or has not been completed. Please avoid slow, sharp turns on the seal coat while it continues to set up. Please use four-wheel drive, as well, especially on the hills. These are necessary to ensure a safe work site and not cause damage to the road or vehicles. 

Bamfield Main Road Update – May 15, 2023

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For the week of May 15 – 19, 2023, there will be one traffic delay along Bamfield Main with a maximum of 15-minute wait time. Please stay alert to road conditions and Flaggers/stop lights, remembering to follow the pilot vehicle before proceeding from the light.

Note: Crews will not be working, Monday, May 22, due to the long weekend.


The speed when driving on the Bamfield Main Road should not exceed 60 km per hour, and drivers are required to slow down in bad weather conditions and when construction equipment, flaggers, and crews are on the road. The RCMP will be monitoring for safe driving throughout the project and detour.

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