Work is set to begin on some major infrastructure maintenance at BC Ferries’ Horseshoe Bay terminal.
After setting up this week, crews will be doing concrete restoration work on the terminal’s elevated vehicle transfer deck, a project expected to last until July.
While the work is going on, ferry passengers should expect some extra noise and changes to traffic patterns for loading and unloading.
“The work may increase the normal sound levels within the terminal Monday to Friday between 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and throughout the night for the first two months of the project,” a release from the ferry corp. stated. “This work needs to be completed overnight to minimize the impact to sailings operating out of the terminal. BC Ferries will work closely with the contractor to minimize noise.”
The company will be making earplugs available upon request for customers who have to wait near the job site.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause. BC Ferries would like to thank its customers and neighbours for their patience and understanding as we complete this necessary work,” the release stated.
Over the longer term, BC Ferries still intends to redevelop the terminal, although budgeting for when that project may happen has been impacted by COVID-19, the release adds.