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#2001 max.bravo

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Posted 28 March 2022 - 09:21 AM

Thats really wild. Thanks for that link.

#2002 Spy Black

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Posted 28 March 2022 - 09:46 AM

Some of his video footage is amazing … houses, cars, roadways all washing away.

#2003 Mike K.

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Posted 08 April 2022 - 10:07 AM

Major accident on TCH at West Shore Parkway. Northbound traffic is blocked. It doesn’t look like vehicles are getting through onto the Malahat from West Shore, either.

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#2004 Mike K.

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 02:48 PM

Old growth protestors have blocked the TCH just past West Shore Parkway. Northbound traffic isn’t moving.

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#2005 On the Level

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 03:23 PM

^ From the webcam, it looks like Northbound traffic is being diverted to the southbound lane (which is now single lane both directions).  It moves back to it's proper lane by Ice-cream Mountain.



#2006 Mike K.

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 03:55 PM

Poor protestors. They’ll have to save the world next time.

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#2007 Nparker

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 04:00 PM

Old growth protestors have blocked the TCH just past West Shore Parkway...

Have their bank accounts been seized? Presumably the Emergency Act will be resurrected.



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Posted 20 April 2022 - 04:25 PM

Have their bank accounts been seized? Presumably the Emergency Act will be resurrected.

 

Not quite the same level of disruption there...


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#2009 Nparker

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 05:57 PM

The Trans Canada Highway was closed. That's reason enough.



#2010 Mike K.

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 08:17 PM

And multiply that by all of the road closures at the hands of these groups.

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#2011 Mike K.

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Posted 26 May 2022 - 06:37 AM

Permanent repair to the damaged section will begin soon:

Permanent repairs to the Malahat Tunnel Hill segment of Highway 1 will begin soon, improving safety and reliability for the more than 35,000 travellers and commuters along the corridor daily.

“This first contract award for permanent repairs following last fall’s catastrophic flooding marks an important milestone as the province continues to build back better,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “The Malahat is a critical connection for residents, businesses, emergency services and the transportation of goods between the mid-Island and the Capital Region. This project ensures safety for drivers and increases resiliency during future extreme climate events.”

The $14.9-million contract for the project has been finalized and awarded to Nanaimo-based Windley Contracting Ltd. Work is slated to start this summer and includes restoring approximately 50 metres of the northbound lane north of Finlayson Arm Road, and repairing damage to existing drainage and slope stability. An 80-metre retaining wall will also be replaced to secure the slope against future extreme rain events.

All efforts will be made to complete work during the night where possible to maintain traffic movement in both directions during daytime travel hours. Advance notice of any traffic disruptions, including possible periods of single-lane alternating traffic and short, intermittent full closures, will be provided. Drivers are reminded to drive for the conditions, use caution and expect delays. Up-to-date traffic notifications will be posted to www.driveBC.ca

Construction is expected to finish in summer 2023.

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#2012 Nparker

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Posted 26 May 2022 - 06:42 AM

I loathe the use of catch phrases such as "build back better". Just fix what's broken and stop politicizing everything.
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#2013 Spy Black

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Posted 26 May 2022 - 07:19 AM

Another reason to vote out the NDP at the next election, Minister Rob Fleming and his fundamental ineptness ... the road damage on the Malahat occurs in the Fall of 2021, and it's not repaired until the Summer of 2023.

Eight months to issue a repair contract, and over 20 months to actually see the repair of 50 metres of roadway, this on what is effectively the only land route into and out of the Capital Region.

 

In the W.A.C. Bennett days, this damage would have been completely repaired, and the Malahat completely operational a month or two after the carnage occurred!



#2014 Mike K.

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Posted 26 May 2022 - 07:21 AM

Museum, right? Gotta build that museum.
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#2015 Mike K.

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 11:18 AM

It’s not the Malahat this time, but highway 19 north of Nanaimo is closed to all northbound traffic at what appears to be a choke point in Lantzville. There may or may not be a detour.

But museum, right? Zero redundancy on local highways, but museum.

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#2016 Mike K.

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 11:55 AM

Now TCH is closed southbound at Mill Bay Road due to an adjacent structure fire. No immediate detour.

But museum.

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 12:15 PM

Another reason to vote out the NDP at the next election, Minister Rob Fleming and his fundamental ineptness ... the road damage on the Malahat occurs in the Fall of 2021, and it's not repaired until the Summer of 2023.

Eight months to issue a repair contract, and over 20 months to actually see the repair of 50 metres of roadway, this on what is effectively the only land route into and out of the Capital Region.

 

In the W.A.C. Bennett days, this damage would have been completely repaired, and the Malahat completely operational a month or two after the carnage occurred!

In the WAC Bennett days you could post a tender and get several bids for it. Right now, due to contractor demand and supply shortages, you take what you get and be happy about it.



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Posted 27 May 2022 - 12:49 PM

Firefighters are responding to a blaze at Pioneer Square in Mill Bay, along the Trans-Canada Highway.

Mill Bay Fire Department confirmed at around 12:30 p.m. it had crews heading to the blaze at Pioneer Square.


https://www.cheknews...months-1036879/

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 12:53 PM

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#2020 Mike K.

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Posted 27 May 2022 - 01:05 PM

And now it’s closed northbound as well.

No detour.

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