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Mainroad trimming overhanging trees on Highway 18
Motorists can expect delays of up to 15 minutes, beginning Wednesday, on a seven-kilometre stretch of Highway 18.
Mainroad South Island Contracting crews will be working on the removal of overhanging trees. Work will be conducted Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for about two weeks.
Numerous trees are hanging over the highway, creating a safety hazard.
Mainroad is removing the trees to improve the safety factor in the event of snow bringing trees down across the highway while giving the road a better chance to dry out and providing motorists better visibility and increasing reaction time when wildlife crosses the highway.
The location for the work is on the west side of the highway, starting at Skutz Falls and ending at the Youbou junction road.
In the event of heavy rain or fog, the project may be postponed until conditions improve.