Highway 4 - Kennedy Hill Safety Improvements - Traffic Advisories

Learn about traffic advisories for the Highway 4 - Kennedy Hill Safety Improvements project on Vancouver Island.  

If you are planning to travel starting March 2018 through to spring 2020, please check back here often for up to date traffic information as well as at www.DriveBC.ca

  • Construction activities are envisioned to continue day and night for the project duration.
  • 2 to 3 hour overnight stoppage windows will generally occur between 9pm and 7am each night, with two separate regular opening windows currently proposed at midnight to 1am, and 4am to 5am.
  • Between June 15 and September 15 each summer, the road will be open from 7am through 10pm with single lane alternating traffic in effect with up to a resulting 30min delay to get through the site.
  • From September 15 to March 1 each year, in addition to the single lane alternating traffic, there will be regular 1 hour stoppages midday currently proposed from noon to 1pm, and from 4pm to 5pm to accommodate day light critical works like rock scaling.
  • During the stoppage and single lane alternating traffic periods, emergency vehicles will be prioritized to pass through the site with minimal delay via advanced notice given direct to the site from dispatchers.
Proposed Traffic Stoppage Windows
Time June 15 to
September
 15
March 1 to June 15
September 15 to
December
 1
December 1 to March 1
Midnight-1am OPEN
(Single Lane Alternating)
OPEN
(Single Lane Alternating)
OPEN
(Single Lane Alternating)
1am-2am 3 Hour Stoppage 3 Hour Stoppage 3 Hour Stoppage
2am-3am
3am-4am
4am-5am OPEN
(Single Lane Alternating)
OPEN
(Single Lane Alternating)
OPEN
(Single Lane Alternating)
5am-6am 2 Hour Stoppage 2 Hour Stoppage 3 Hour Stoppage
6am-7am
7am-8am OPEN
(Single Lane Alternating)
OPEN
(Single Lane Alternating)
8am-9am OPEN
(Single Lane Alternating)
9am-10am
10am-11am
11am-Noon
Noon-1pm 1 Hour Stoppage 1 Hour Stoppage
1pm-2pm OPEN
(Single Lane Alternating)
OPEN
(Single Lane Alternating)
2pm-3pm
3pm-4pm
4pm-5pm 1 Hour Stoppage 1 Hour Stoppage
5pm-6pm OPEN
(Single Lane Alternating)
OPEN
(Single Lane Alternating)
6pm-7pm
7pm-8pm
8pm-9pm
9pm-10pm 3 Hour Stoppage 3 Hour Stoppage
10pm-11pm

2 Hour Stoppage

11pm-Midnight