Construction to begin on Hammond Bay Road widening project

Single lane traffic can be expected starting August 6, 2019


Construction work on Hammond Bay Road is set to start up again with slope stabilization, sidewalk, road widening and improvements to storm infrastructure. Beginning Tuesday, August 6, commuters can expect single lane alternating traffic between Prince John Way and Ricker's Curve.

Construction is expected to continue until mid December 2019.

For the latest information and project updates, please visit our current construction project page at:

Link to Strategic Plan: Asset Management - Renewal of infrastructure

Key Points

  • Single lane alternating traffic will be in place Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from August 6 to August 30. From September 3 until completion, single lane alternating traffic will start at 9 a.m. to accommodate school traffic.
  • Motorists should use alternate routes when possible. If motorists must travel through the site, please expect delays and follow all instructions given by the flag persons on duty.
  • First priority to travel through the site will be given to pedestrians, cyclists and public transit. Please consider turning off vehicles while waiting in the queue.
  • The bulk of construction will be complete by early December 2019 with the contractor returning in late March 2020 to complete the final road resurfacing, sidewalks and line painting.


"Increased maintenance has been ongoing at this location since late 2012 to keep the road surface to an acceptable condition. This project will address the issues with the road condition and create more space for pedestrians and cyclists."

Project Manager
City of Nanaimo


Hammond Bay Road Widening
Hammond Bay Road Widening
Proposed Upgrades Looking North
Hammond Bay Road Widening
Hammond Bay Road Widening
Proposed Upgrades Looking South


Michael Elliott
Project Manager
City of Nanaimo
(250) 756-5321

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