Healthcare workers were escorted down the Malahat on Wednesday night so workers could switch shifts at hospitals in the area.
A busload of workers going between Mill Bay and Victoria General Hospital was escorted by Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officers last night through the repair site on the mountain pass.
The shuttle was hired by Island Health.
Evening (after 6 p.m.) and overnight closures of the Malahat went into effect Nov. 16 to allow crews to do the repair work, but that order changed Thursday morning when Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced it would be allowing single-lane alternating traffic 24 hours a day.
Healthcare workers were escorted via bus through the #Malahat repair site last night to make their hospital shift change.— BC Transportation (@TranBC) November 18, 2021
Thank you to everybody for rolling with the punches these last few days as we make repairs.
Reminder: #BCHwy1 is now single lane alternating 24 hours a day. pic.twitter.com/MVY6HnryDo
“Thank you to everybody for rolling with the punches these last few days as we make repairs,” BC Transporation wrote in their tweet.