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.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Nanaimo Regional DistrictParksville

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Errington Farmers Market to go ahead with planned May opening

Strict safety measures to be put in place

COVID-19: Qualicum school district to start at home learning initiatives April 15

Last week, teachers reached out to families to discuss individual needs

COVID-19: Latest message from Qualicum Beach

Town officials conducted spot inspection on re-opened farmers market

COVID-19: Parksville council moves to Zoom, talks property tax and grants

Money for cancelled events now expected to be returned to the city

UPDATE: Canadians awake to extra COVID-19 emergency benefit money, feds clarify changes

The CRA and federal officials are working to clarify the confusion around payments

COVID-19 world update: 6.6 million U.S. jobless claims; alcohol sales banned in Bangkok

Comprehensive digest of coronavirus news items from around the world

B.C. sorting medical equipment sales, donation offers for COVID-19

Supply hub has call out for masks, gowns, coronavirus swabs

B.C. records five more deaths due to COVID-19, 45 new cases

A total of 838 people have recovered from the virus

Major crimes investigating sudden death of North Okanagan child

The 8 year old was flown to Kelowna General Hospital and died hours later

Easter Bunny added to B.C.’s list of essential workers

Premier John Horgan authorizes bunny to spread “eggs-ellent cheer” throughout province

Nanaimo company offering free soil for self-isolators to get into gardening

Milner Group inviting the public to pick up soil at its Biggs Road recycling facility on Saturday

COVID-19 PQB business update: looking for takeout food?

Email messages to editor@pqbnews.com

Travellers returning to B.C. must have self-isolation plan or face quarantine: Horgan

Premier John Horgan says forms must be filled out by travellers

Most Read