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Malahat update: no overnight closures as cleanup continues

Single-lane alternating traffic will continue 24 hours/day (30 minutes at a time each way)

Thursday November 18, 2021 | LANGFORD, BC [Update November 18 at 3:30 pm – Hwy1 Malahat open 24/7 with alternating traffic in both directions, per Minister Rob Fleming, Transportation and Infrastruture.]

by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends


As of 9:15 am today November 18, the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says that overnight closures on Highway 1 in the Malahat stretch have been cancelled.

Single-lane alternating traffic (30 minutes at a time) will continue 24 hours a day, now that culvert repairs have been done (overnight last night).

Healthcare workers were escorted via bus through the Malahat repair site last night to make their hospital shift change. MOTI thanks everyone for “rolling with the punches” these last few days as they make repairs.

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Road repairs on Malahat overnight November 17, 2021. [BC MOTI]
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Health care workers travelling by bus were escorted through the Malahat work zone on Highway 1 on the night of November 17, 2021. [MOTI]
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Culvert repair along the Malahat Highway 1, overnight November 17, 2021. [BC MOTI]
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Culvert repair along the Malahat Highway 1, overnight November 17, 2021. [BC MOTI]
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Culvert repair along the Malahat Highway 1, overnight November 17, 2021. [BC MOTI]

Gasoline supply:

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Roads are clear of traffic on Hwy 1 just north of West Shore Pkwy, November 18, 2021 at 9:15 am. [Drive BC]

The City of Langford has said this morning (at 8 am, November 18) that 15 gas tanker trucks currently mustered at the Bamberton site will travel by escort southbound over the Malahat (Highway 1) at 9 am today. That’s heading into Greater Victoria.

“There is no need to panic about gasoline supplies,” says Michelle Mahovlich, Director of Engineering.

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