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Bridge repairs bring nightly closures to only highway in and out of Tofino-Ucluelet

“Drivers are reminded to obey signs and traffic control personnel and watch for roadside workers”
Mainroad Mid Island Contracting began bridge maintenance work on Lost Shoe #2 on Monday morning and the work will bring nightly closures to Hwy. 4 from Sept. 12-14. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Bridge repairs on Highway 4 have temporarily shut off access to red-eye travellers as the only road in and out of the West Coast will be closed in both directions from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. from Sept. 12-14.

The work began on Sept. 11 and the road will be limited to single-lane alternating traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

In a statement, Mainroad Mid Island Contracting explained the work is needed for bridge maintenance on Lost Shoe #2, which is located about 2 kilometres from the West Coast junction.

“Drivers are reminded to obey signs and traffic control personnel and watch for roadside workers,” Mainroad’s statement reads. “Please show respect for all roadside crews—Slow Down.”

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Andrew Bailey

About the Author: Andrew Bailey

I arrived at the Westerly News as a reporter and photographer in January 2012.
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