Drivers taking the Malahat over the Labour Day weekend are advised to plan ahead and avoid peak travel times, the Ministry of Transportation says.
The ministry said while “significant traffic congestion” is expected over the weekend, it should be at its lightest early in the morning or at night.
More than 120,000 vehicles are anticipated on the Malahat from Friday through Monday.
To ensure traffic keeps flowing, work at the Tunnel Hill project site that affects traffic shut down at noon Friday. Construction speed limits will remain in effect and work is set to resume at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
The highest traffic volumes for northbound traffic on the Malahat corridor on long weekends tend to be Friday from noon to 6 p.m., with 3 to 6 p.m. the busiest, and Saturday from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Busiest southbound traffic is expected to be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m., and Monday from 2 to 7 p.m., peaking from 3 to 6 p.m.
Road-conditions updates are available at https://www.drivebc.ca/.