HIGHWAY 4 CLOSURE
Alberni Clayoquot Regional District - Highway 4 Information / Cameron Bluff Wildfire - link here
Since July 17, 2023, crews have been carrying out essential rock scaling on the hillside affected by wildfire along Highway 4 on Vancouver Island. This work is critical in ensuring the long-term safety of the corridor.
A geotechnical assessment of the bluff has determined rock scaling is required before the highway can be safely reopened to two-way traffic at Cameron Lake Bluffs. This work will involve removing loose rocks above the highway. While this work is underway, the highway must be closed to keep crews and travellers safe from rockfall hazards.
Closures will take place as follows from Monday to Friday:
- 9 until 11:30 am
- 1:30 until 5 pm
Traffic will be flushed once during this closure, as follows:
- 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Westbound
- 12:30 - 1:30 pm - Eastbound
Highway 4 will remain open to single-land, alternating traffic on weekends and statutory holidays.
These closures are estimated to last until mid-August.
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - Highway 4 - Cameron Bluffs Recovery Project
Info on traffic schedule and the detour route: https://bit.ly/3q404VA
Small Business Financing and Business Advisory Services Information Session
In collaboration with the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation (JEDI), the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) is hosting an information session for small businesses to share available services. This session is intended to provide support to small businesses impacted by the Highway 4 road closures. Please feel free to share this invitation with your networks.
Join us for an Information Session from 12:00 – 1:00pm on Thursday July 27, 2023 on Small Business Financing and Business Advisory Services from Community Futures (CF) who provide direct support and a variety of services to small business in the region.
The session will feature presentations from Lori Camire, Executive Director of CF Alberni-Clayoquot, who will provide an overview of CF services and financial support programs that are available to help your business mitigate the current challenges and impacts from the Highway 4 road closures as well as Brady Calancie, Regional Business Advisor with CF Central Island, who works one on one with small business to provide tools, resources and strategies to help business build resiliency and succeed as part of the Rural Advisory Program.
To register, please click the following link: Webinar Registration - Zoom
For more information about Community Futures programs, please visit:
Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce - In the Media