Visiting the Tea Farm + Tea Shop this Summer

Visiting the Tea Farm + Tea Shop this Summer

Please be aware that traffic will be impacted on both Bell McKinnon and Herd Roads as well as the Chemainus River bridge. 

Bell McKinnon and Herd Roads construction:
  • Herd Road is closed between Bell McKinnon Road and Hwy 1. Left and right turn lanes on the highway will be closed.
  • Access to Hwy 1 from Herd Road will be detoured via Bell McKinnon Road to the Mays Road intersection.
  • Bell McKinnon Road south of Herd Road will be open southbound to local and construction traffic only. The northbound lane will be closed.
  • Road users can expect delays and should allow extra time during construction.
Installation of storm sewer and water main, as well as road work, will require the full closure of Herd Road from Bell McKinnon Road to Hwy 1, and the northbound lane on Bell McKinnon between Herd Road and Norcross Road. 

This work is in support of the new Cowichan District Hospital currently under construction on Bell McKinnon Road. Construction of a roundabout at this intersection will take place in 2025.

Chemainus Bridge Construction:
  • The Chemainus highway 1 bridge project is taking place to restore the right bank of the Chemainus River immediately downstream of the Highway 1 Bridge
  • The bank restoration will include the construction of seven bend way weirs, installation of large woody debris for fish habitat and riparian planting.
  • Work is scheduled between August 1, 2024 and September 15, 2024, with contractor mobilization up to a week prior to and after the start and end dates.

To learn more, visit the links below.


Bell McKinnon and Herd Construction Update 

Chemainus Bridge Construction Update

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