PORT RENFREW – Drivers are advised that the section of Highway 14 at Parkinson Hill will be closed on Wednesday, April 21 at 8 a.m. until Thursday, April 22 at 6 a.m.
The closure is required for crews to install a temporary bridge structure that will allow for deep road base repairs over the width of the existing highway as part of the Parkinson Hill slope repair project. Due to challenges with limited working space and the complexity of assembling the bridge, the work needs to be done with the road closed.
Another closure will be required in May to remove the structure and more details will be provided closer to that time.
The highway was reduced to single-lane traffic in November 2018 after significant rainfall resulted in a slope failure. A 220-metre retaining wall has been constructed and road base repairs are part of the second phase of work.
The Parkinson Hill slope repair project is on schedule to be completed by July 2021. Once completed, two-way traffic on Highway 14 will be restored, making travelling the road to Port Renfrew safer and more efficient for people.
For the most up-to-date information on road conditions, drivers are encouraged to check: www.DriveBC.ca
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure thanks motorists and residents on both sides of the closure for their patience.