Lee Road remains closed until work to repair unstable portions of the road is repaired. (Google Map)

Environmental issues delay work on Lee Road

Residents can expect road to be closed until mid-July

In early February, Lee Road in Electoral Area G (San Pareil, French Creek and Dashwood) of the Regional District of Nanaimo was closed both ways between Morningstar Drive and Mullholland Drive due to road instability.

Work was expected to take place at the time but a resident in the area has noted that no activity is happening to get the road back to normal.

The Ministry of Transportation Infrastructure has a highway maintenance contractor for area, the Mainroad Mid-Island Contracting LP. There was environmental concerns that hampered the progress of the road repairs.

RELATED: Lee Road in Electoral Area G of the RDN closed in both directions

“The required work involves disrupting the creek which is currently fish bearing,” said assistant general manager Chris Cowley. “We cannot begin work until mid- to late-June under the environmental regulations.”

Once the contractor has been cleared to do the work, Cowley said it will take approximately four to six weeks. Residents can expect the road to be closed until mid July.

“Until then, it is fully closed to all traffic due to instability,” said Cowley.

For more information, please contact Mainroad Mid-Island Contracting LP at midisland@mainroad.ca

For current road conditions visit www.drivebc.ca or follow @DriveBC or @DriveBC_VI on Twitter.

Michael.briones@pqbnews.com

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