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The province has replaced three defective street lights on Highway 1 near Aspen Road which have been shining an odd purple glow. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province replacing ‘defective’ purple lights on Malahat

Three streetlights replaced at Highway 1 and Aspen Road

 

More Malahat construction is expected to start this summer. Crews are pictured temporarily repairing the Trans-Canada Highway in the fall of 2021 after heavy rains caused damage to the roadway. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

More Malahat construction, expected to start this summer, will take a year to complete

Tunnel Hill section of Trans-Canada Highway sees permanent repairs after flood damage

 

Traffic trickles along Highway 1 in Langford, with a Save Old Growth blockade further up the road near West Shore Parkway. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

UPDATE: Northbound traffic trickling through blocked portion of Highway 1 in Langford

Group calling for an end of all old-growth forest logging in B.C.

 

Work is being done on the northbound lane between Finlayson Arm Road and Tunnel Hill from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, to 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 7. The paving is part of temporary fixes to repair damages from November flooding. (Black Press Media file photo)

Malahat down to single-lane alternating traffic Wednesday night

Prep work, overnight paving will cause delays for drivers

Work is being done on the northbound lane between Finlayson Arm Road and Tunnel Hill from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, to 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 7. The paving is part of temporary fixes to repair damages from November flooding. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway on Nov. 16, 2021, following flood damage. (Courtesy BC Transportation)

Permanent flooding repairs expected this spring on Malahat

Traffic disruptions expected once work gets underway later this spring

The Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway on Nov. 16, 2021, following flood damage. (Courtesy BC Transportation)
The Malahat on Nov. 16, 2021, following flood damage. This section was scheduled for resurfacing but work was postponed until late next week due to weather. (File photo courtesy BC Transportation)

Overnight Malahat work postponed until next week

Closure for resurfacing rescheduled due to weather

The Malahat on Nov. 16, 2021, following flood damage. This section was scheduled for resurfacing but work was postponed until late next week due to weather. (File photo courtesy BC Transportation)
Work on the south end of the Malahat Drive will cause delays along Highway 1 this week. Flooding and bank instability closed the south and northbound lanes of the Malahat past Westshore Parkway in November 2021. (Courtesy of Emcon)

Malahat stretch facing planned closures Wednesday to Saturday

Crews to remove tree debris, resurface Highway 1 northbound from Finlayson Arm Rd. to Tunnel Hill

Work on the south end of the Malahat Drive will cause delays along Highway 1 this week. Flooding and bank instability closed the south and northbound lanes of the Malahat past Westshore Parkway in November 2021. (Courtesy of Emcon)
A vehicle is seen blocking the north bound lane of the Malahat in a traffic camera screenshot earlier Friday afternoon. The incident has since been cleared. (Photo Courtesy of Drive B.C.)

UPDATE: Malahat reopens after vehicle incident cleared

Drive B.C. is warning mortorists to expect continued delays due to built-up congestion

A vehicle is seen blocking the north bound lane of the Malahat in a traffic camera screenshot earlier Friday afternoon. The incident has since been cleared. (Photo Courtesy of Drive B.C.)
Repair work on Highway 1 between Wellswood Road and Finlayson Arm Road at Tunnel Hill will reduce traffic to single lane alternating, between 7 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 27) and 5 a.m. Friday. (DriveBC)

Paving work overnight Thursday dropping Malahat to single-lane alternating traffic

Roadwork happening Jan. 27-28 between Wellswood Road and Finlayson Arm Road

Repair work on Highway 1 between Wellswood Road and Finlayson Arm Road at Tunnel Hill will reduce traffic to single lane alternating, between 7 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 27) and 5 a.m. Friday. (DriveBC)
Josh Handysides, chief administrative officer of the Malahat Nation, was honoured by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce for his efforts to help get the Malahat SkyWalk built and promote other south Island initiatives. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce)

Malahat Nation CAO honoured with Greater Victoria chamber award

Josh Handysides’ work integral to success of Malahat SkyWalk, other projects within nation

Josh Handysides, chief administrative officer of the Malahat Nation, was honoured by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce for his efforts to help get the Malahat SkyWalk built and promote other south Island initiatives. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce)
Drive BC limits travel on four major south Island highways, including the Malahat section of Highway 1, on Dec. 30 after heavy snowfall overnight. (DriveBC.ca)

UPDATE: Prepare for winter driving conditions on south Vancouver Island roads

Crews working to clear Highway 1 from Cowichan to Victoria, Highway 14, Highway 18 and Highway 17

Drive BC limits travel on four major south Island highways, including the Malahat section of Highway 1, on Dec. 30 after heavy snowfall overnight. (DriveBC.ca)
A crash impacted northbound traffic on the Malahat at the South Shawnigan Lake Road turnoff. (Drive BC traffic camera)

UPDATE: Malahat, West Shore crashes impacted Monday morning traffic

Northbound traffic at South Shawnigan Lake Road turnoff was blocked

A crash impacted northbound traffic on the Malahat at the South Shawnigan Lake Road turnoff. (Drive BC traffic camera)
Flooding and bank instability has closed the Malahat past West Shore Parkway Nov. 15. (Courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)

Long-term Malahat flood repair in design stages, cost unknown: Transportation Ministry

Nov. 15 rainstorm caused a section of slope and retaining wall to collapse

Flooding and bank instability has closed the Malahat past West Shore Parkway Nov. 15. (Courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)
The sun continues to shine on the Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway on Dec. 2, a day after the area recorded a new daily high record. (Drive BC traffic camera)

Malahat area records record high temperature

Record temperatures follow snowfall, record rainfall

The sun continues to shine on the Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway on Dec. 2, a day after the area recorded a new daily high record. (Drive BC traffic camera)
A new survey found strong support for the revival of rail service in the Greater Victoria area. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island civic leaders see rail as a solution to Malahat woes

Business plan from Island Corridor Foundation includes rail corridor from Victoria to Courtenay

A new survey found strong support for the revival of rail service in the Greater Victoria area. (Black Press Media file photo)
During a joint address with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, Premier John Horgan said the idea of an alternative to the Malahat would be for the province to decide. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

‘Not a federal concern’: a Malahat alternative would be up to B.C., not Ottawa says Horgan

The Prime Minister, Premier were asked about the potential for an alternate Island route on Friday

During a joint address with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, Premier John Horgan said the idea of an alternative to the Malahat would be for the province to decide. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The Malahat reopened to two-way traffic on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy of the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Malahat reopens to two-way traffic

Repairs expected to continue for months, drivers asked to use caution

The Malahat reopened to two-way traffic on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy of the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Highway contractor Emcon Services Inc. has been working to repair the road since Monday. (Emcon/Twitter)

Drivers drop coffee, treats for Malahat highway workers

Ministry announced Thursday work going well enough to end full overnight closures

Highway contractor Emcon Services Inc. has been working to repair the road since Monday. (Emcon/Twitter)
Evening and overnight closures for repairs on the Malahat were to run until Nov. 22, but that order changed as of Thursday (Nov. 18). (Courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Bus brings healthcare workers down Malahat to relieve night shift

Escorted by commercial vehicle enforcement, workers relieved fellow hospital staffers

Evening and overnight closures for repairs on the Malahat were to run until Nov. 22, but that order changed as of Thursday (Nov. 18). (Courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Snow is accumulating on the Malahat. (Emcon Services Inc./Twitter)

Snow accumulating on the Malahat

Emcon Services urging drivers to use caution

Snow is accumulating on the Malahat. (Emcon Services Inc./Twitter)