Minimal road disruptions this summer

  • Jun. 25, 2012 8:00 p.m.

Islanders can expect minimal disruptions from road work this summer.O’Brien Road and Bridge Maintenance announced that they have completed several projects in the spring in order to minimize disruptions during the tourist season. The Sangan River Bridge re-surfacing project and the annual highway sweeping have been completed.The re-alignment of Towhill road from the Hiellen River bridge to the North Beach access is nearly completed, which repaired the extensive storm and tidal damage to the area.Some projects will continue through the summer, including Towhill road re- gravelling and culvert repairs in Sandspit, and repair and replacement in the Port Clements area and on Cannery road. There are no paving projects planned for this summer but there will sand-seal treatments between Port Clements and Masset.Information on road maintenance and conditions is available online at www.drivebc.com or by phone at 1-800-550-4997. The maintenance company also reminds drivers to use caution when approaching work zones and while parking or stopping vehicles on the highway.