Healthcare workers who live north of the Malahat were escorted down the flood-damaged roadway on Wednesday night so workers could switch shifts at hospitals in in Greater Victoria.
A busload of workers was escorted by Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officers last night through the repair site on the mountain pass.
Evening (after 6 p.m.) and overnight closures of the Malahat went into effect Nov. 16 to allow crews to do the repair work, but that order changed Thursday morning when Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced it would be allowing single-lane alternating traffic 24 hours a day.
Healthcare workers were escorted via bus through the #Malahat repair site last night to make their hospital shift change.— BC Transportation (@TranBC) November 18, 2021
Thank you to everybody for rolling with the punches these last few days as we make repairs.
Reminder: #BCHwy1 is now single lane alternating 24 hours a day. pic.twitter.com/MVY6HnryDo
“Thank you to everybody for rolling with the punches these last few days as we make repairs,” BC Transporation wrote in their tweet.
More to come.