Poll: Do we need an alternate route between the capital region and the rest of Vancouver Island?

Monday’s Malahat closure renews calls for secondary route

  • Sep. 10, 2018 4:30 p.m.

Monday morning’s Malahat Drive closure renewed calls for an alternate route between the capital region and rest of Vancouver Island.

There was a “minor impact” with a northbound pickup truck when a a rock fell into the southbound lanes, bounced across the median and through the northbound lanes before coming to rest on the shoulder.

Not three weeks ago a fatal single-vehicle crash closed the route for hours. In June analysts closed much of the highway after a fatal two-vehicle head-on collision.

Do we need an alternate route between the capital region and the rest of Vancouver Island?

Take the poll here:



 

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