A key access point for Highway 14 will soon be getting a major refurbishing thanks to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Two kilometres of Sooke’s Otter Point Road is set to be upgraded, giving the route – an important alternative during highway closures – a repaving and widened shoulders.
“These upgrades will help keep drivers, cyclists and pedestrians moving safely,” said Premier John Horgan, MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca.
Project Cost Remains To Be Seen
The proposed improvements will widen the shoulders and repave approximately two kilometres of Otter Point Road between the municipal boundary and Kemp Lake Road.
Once survey and design work is complete, the ministry will provide an estimated project cost and schedule for the construction of these improvements.
The Otter Point Road project is now part of the suite of Highway 14 corridor improvements announced in January.
These improvements include transit pullouts and a queue-jump lane, safety signs, new Gillespie Road two-lane bridge, Sooke River Road intersection upgrade, Muir Creek slow-moving vehicle pullout and Sombrio rest area.
More intersection upgrades, passing opportunities, improvements for transit, highway shoulder-widening and alignment improvements are under development in consultation with the community.