No further night closings for Malahat. planned – to the world

The ministry said the repairs had progressed faster than expected and should be completed by the end of the day on Monday.

The Ministry of Transport opens the Malahat around the clock to single-lane changing traffic and has waived plans for further closures overnight, which would probably last until Monday.

The ministry said the repairs had progressed faster than expected and should be completed by the end of the day on Monday.

Still, there will be brief closures at times to prioritize travel for certain vehicles, said Janelle Staite, representative of the South Coast Region at the Ministry of Transport.

“For example, we drove busloads of health workers through the site for the shift change, we bring convoys of tank trucks through the site,” she said. “We host ambulances, fire brigades.”

The tankers gathered in Bamberton on Thursday at 9 a.m. before heading south with an escort.

Langford engineering issued a recommendation on the convoy saying there was no need to panic about the gas supply, but drivers continued to line up at some local gas stations Thursday morning.

Staite said the highway damage included the failure of a retaining wall in the Tunnel Hill area, undermining the stability of the road base under the lanes heading north.

The crews dug up the affected area, drilled into the rock face and sunk special nails to restore stability.

“Now we are able to slowly rebuild the road and then finally bring the wall back in,” said Staite.

As a result, the lanes can be supported and stabilized “forever”, she said.

Staite said drivers are still being advised to only tour the Malahat when absolutely necessary.

“We see some significant queues, but most have been patient,” she said. “We have some people who are less patient and less friendly with our employees and our local contractors, but overall I think the people are quite understanding.”

The crews will be on site by the weekend, Staite said. “We work a little slower when the traffic is right next to us.”

The rain that caused the damage was “unprecedented,” she said, but general maintenance and making sure the culverts are free of debris should keep typical rainstorms from causing damage.

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