2-way visitors to Tofino set to renew after years of enchancment work on Hwy 4

It is about to get simpler to journey by car to the west coast of Vancouver Island, based on the B.C. authorities.

After greater than three years of building on the Kennedy Hill part of Freeway 4, which connects quite a few First Nations and the coastal communities of Tofino and Ucluelet to the remainder of the island, two-way visitors is anticipated to circulate once more in early January. 

Freeway 4 is the one east-west hall on Vancouver Island that companies the area. 

In a information launch Tuesday, the province stated the undertaking is greater than 90 per cent full and, climate allowing, each lanes will open early within the new yr.

For the reason that undertaking started, rock blasting and building has compelled common day and nighttime closures.

“It is a main milestone of the undertaking to improve the 1.5-kilometre Kennedy Hill part to a safer, extra dependable highway for residents, vacationers and truckers,” stated the discharge.

“The highway has been straightened and flattened, with higher visibility, wider journey lanes and shoulders, and new roadside obstacles between the freeway and Kennedy Lake.”

Based on the Ministry of Transportation, when each lanes are open, visitors impacts will probably be decreased to nighttime closures and minor interruptions in the course of the day towards complete undertaking completion by spring.

The worth tag for the undertaking is roughly $54 million.

For the newest on freeway circumstances and highway closures province-wide, go to DriveBC.ca.

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