Periodic Delays and Detours Expected on Chemainus and River Roads as Construction Continues

(North Cowichan, BC) – With the Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade Project moving toward completion, construction crews will require lane closures that will affect portions of Chemainus and River Roads. In this phase of construction, Milestone Contracting will be installing concrete curbs, sidewalks, and lights and will be carrying out landscaping and asphalt paving.

 Beginning September 28 to approximately October 23, Chemainus Road will be closed periodically to southbound traffic, between River Road and the Henry Road Roundabout. A detour will be in place via Front Street for one-way, southbound traffic only. Around October 26 to November 13, River Road will be closed periodically in both directions, between Front Street and Chemainus Road. A detour will be in place via Front Street for two-way, alternating traffic. Residents and commuters in this area should expect varying delays, lasting possibly 10 to 25 minutes each way. Electronic message boards will be used to help with traffic management and provide commuters with current information on detours and delays.

 “We encourage everyone to slow down and drive carefully on Front Street and to be aware of residents backing out of their driveways,” said Mayor Al Siebring. “I want to stress that during this time folks should consider allowing extra time in their daily commute or plan to access the highway via Ladysmith. I also want to thank the residents of Chemainus for their continued patience as we work to finish this project,” he concluded. For maps and more information, visit:





Media Contact:         
John Dehoop
Manager, Infrastructure
Municipality of North Cowichan
T 250.746.3174