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Road Report: Stewart Road Washout – Repair Status Update!

    Travel & Transportation    January 9, 2019

Stewart Road Washout Repair Update – 2019 February 01 from Mark Lucich: The first photo shows that they have removed the pavement from the culvert up hill to driveway 287 and lowered the ground lever about 5 feet. This was done Monday and by yesterday they had covered the dirt with gravel and a heavy duty ground cloth. If I understand correctly, they will do the same downhill to driveway 267. Then cover that back up. Supposedly, Stewart will be driveable, with a gravel surface, by next Friday. I do wonder what impact the weather will have on their plans.

Stewart Road Washout Repair Update – 2019 January 24 from Mark Lucich: The first photo shows all the old culvert in the background and you can see the new pipe sticking out. Brush is piled up on the left side ditch as they have cleaned out the uphill side in preparation of adding the last piece of pipe that is not on site yet. You can also note the excavator in the “hole” is not that much lower than the excavator on the left which sits on the pavement. The second and third photos are closeups of the pipe “crossing” the road. All the rock is coming from a quarry on Salt Spring.

Stewart Road Washout repair update and photos from Mark Lucich: “Here is an update on the Stewart Road washout. The first photo is from last week where they excavated a smooth slope to the center of the road. This morning they are filling in the hole with rock. The last photo is of the approximately 3 foot in diameter culvert that will be put in later.Some surprising progress from our point of view.”

Photo Contributed Courtesy of Mark Lucich

Photo Contributed Courtesy of Mark Lucich

Photo Contributed Courtesy of Mark Lucich

Photo Contributed Courtesy of Mark Lucich

Update on the Stewart Road washout from the heavy rains this past week. Mainroads is indicating that it will take between 6-8 weeks to repair the road. It is unpassable at this section.

ROAD CLOSURE WARNING 1:30 pm Saturday January 5, 2019 – Stewart road on Salt Spring Island has been closed by Mainroad and the Ministry of Transportation due to a landslide on January 4th, 2019. We have been advised that people are taking the road closure signs down and the barricades for this area. We have contacted the RCMP and they will be increase patrols in this area and if you are caught removing the signs or barricades below is a description of fines and offences that you may receive from the RCMP: “There are a number of offences under the motor vehicle act with fines as high as $253 for moving traffic control devices or disobeying traffic control devices. As well there is a criminal code offence for mischief and if someone were to lose their life as a result of their actions the penalty could be as high as life imprisonment. Also insurance companies will void your insurance if you disobey traffic control.”

ROAD CLOSURE – 9:40 am Friday, January 4, 2019 – There is a slide at 289 Stewart Road – Road is closed. People living 289 and higher can access their driveways from Beaver Point Road. People living 289 and lower can access their driveways from Cusheon Lake side.

Photo Contributed Courtesy of Mark Lucich

Photo Contributed Courtesy of Mark Lucich

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