Malahat open to two-way traffic for oversized vehicles

THE Malahat (Highway 1) is now open to continuous two-way traffic around the clock for oversized vehicles, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced.

Crews worked overnight Thursday to pave, adjust barriers and add centre line delineators at the recent repair site at Tunnel Hill. The wider lanes will now allow oversized vehicles and loads up to 3.8 metres (12.5 feet) wide to safely pass through the corridor. This supports the safe and efficient movement of goods between the south and north Island.

Regular-sized vehicles, semi-trucks and fuel trucks have been able to travel the Malahat since the initial reopening on November 19.

Additional repairs to fully restore the site will continue for the coming months. Drivers should expect reduced speed limits and active construction equipment on the roadway.

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