Port Alberni: The B.C. government on Tuesday provided an update about Highway 4.

The Province said highway 4 is expected to open to limited travel as early as the weekend of June 24-25.

A wildfire burning near the route has forced officials to close the highway on June 6.

The government said safety for people driving the highway is the top priority and it will reopen only when it is safe for drivers.

“Assessment of dangerous trees and slope stability is ongoing with work underway to eventually allow traffic to safely traverse the affected section along Highway 4 at Cameron Lake Bluffs,” the Province said in a press release.

Providing an update on Tuesday, Transportation and Infrastructure minister Robb Fleming said crews continue to clear debris and remove unsafe trees to ensure a safe work environment for further repairs, and the installation of protective measures for the travelling public.

“The phased reopening will initially operate with single-lane-alternating-traffic to support safety measures put in place while the slope continues to recover from the effects of wildfire,” he added.

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