Derek Kilbourn

Sounder News

As part of the “Trestle and Pontoon Life Extension Project” for the Nanaimo Harbour terminal, BC Ferries will be conducting construction activities from October 10 to November 6.

This is being done to extend the life of the pontoon and timber trestles at the Nanaimo terminal on the Gabriola ferry route.

The first phase of the project took place on Wednesday, September 27.

Beginning October 10 – November 6, the remainder of the work will be completed. BCF says in a statement that to mitigate traffic disruptions for customers, construction activities will take place overnight October 10 – 27 between the hours of 5pm and 2am.

“We anticipate that residents in the nearby vicinity may experience an increase in noise levels due to crane operations and pile driving. Construction crews will make every effort to minimize noise as much as possible. We would like to thank our customers and neighbours for their patience and understanding as we complete this work.”

Complete replacement of the Nanaimo terminal, including the current trestle, is slated for 2028.

The Nanaimo Harbour ramp was cleared of asphalt in advance of the work that will take place starting October 10. Derek Kilbourn photo

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