Delays expected on highway and Galloping Goose

Rock blasting expected to begin Friday for work on the McKenzie interchange

  • Nov. 17, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can expect delays on the Trans-Canada Highway and Galloping Goose Trail west of the McKenzie intersection as a result of rock excavation work.

Rock blasting is expected to begin on Friday, and continue until April 2017. This work will be intermittent and travellers are encouraged to check DriveBC.ca for the most up-to-date traffic advisories.

To ensure the safety of travellers and construction workers, traffic on both the highway and the trail may be stopped in both directions for approximately 15 minutes between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

Work will not occur on Sundays or statutory holidays, and staff will monitor traffic throughout the duration of the project to ensure any delays related to construction are minimal.

Cyclists and pedestrians using the Galloping Goose Trail are encouraged to use alternate routes or be prepared to stop during these periods, and motorists are advised to allow for extra time. All travellers are reminded to obey traffic-control personnel and construction speed limits, and watch for workers and highway message boards.

Construction of the McKenzie interchange began in September and is expected to be complete in 2018. More details about the project are available at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/mckenzieinterchange/.