BC Transit Bus Lane
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Buses will soon be getting a little more room to themselves on one of Victoria’s busiest transit corridors.

The B.C. government has issued the construction tender to extend the northbound bus lane along Douglas Street from Tolmie Avenue to the Burnside Bridge.

The Province’s tender for the northbound bus lane follows on the heels of the City of Victoria issuing their tender for the southbound priority bus and bike lane along Douglas Street from Tolmie to Hillside Avenue.

Year-long project to cost over $10 million

The targeted completion is fall of 2018, with an estimated project cost of $12.75 million.

Of that total cost, $8.125 million will come from the Province and $4.625 million from the Government of Canada under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.

In a press release, the BC Government also revealed that analysis is being conducted by the Victoria Regional Transit Commission, City of Colwood and the Town of View Royal on the possibility of priority bus lanes from Goldstream Avenue to the Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp, in addition to other rapid-transit enhancements.

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