Unstable trees and rocks will be removed from a cliff near the Malahat after two recent rockslides, says the Transportation Ministry.
The government will hire a company to remove the trees and rocks, as well as install mesh and conduct some minor blasting later this spring, the ministry said in a statement Monday.
The changes come after a geotechnical assessment into two rockslides in late December and early January.
The slides occurred on the first curve headed into Goldstream Park, just north of the Ice Cream Mountain Shop.
In one case, a thick slab of rock broke from the cliff and landed onto the northbound lane.
In the other case, 13 cubic metres of rock fell into a nearby section of the highway.
The government said the area has relatively little history of rock-fall activity and there haven’t been any other slides reported since 1999.
Work will be done at night to minimize traffic disruptions, the ministry said. No cost was provided for the work.
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