Monday, July 22, 2019

Transportation

24 September road closures for Royal Tour

The public's best chance to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be on Saturday, September 24 at approximately 5 p.m. on the lawn...

Langford to launch high-end commuter bus service to Victoria

The City of Langford is launching a new bus service with the hopes of getting people commuting from the West Shore out of their cars,...

HWY 1 traffic stoppages for rock work starting Sept 22

Road users can expect delays due to rock excavation work on the Trans-Canada Highway at the West Shore Parkway, starting September 22. Traffic will be...

Labour Day weekend most dangerous for drivers ICBC warns

The Labour Day long weekend marks the last chance many of us are able to get out for one more summer road trip. But...

Johnson Street bridge closed to vehicles for 24 hours this weekend

Johnson Street bridge will be closed to vehicles for 24 hours this weekend, while crews install the new pedestrian bridge that will cross above...

Province injects funding for seven BikeBC projects on Vancouver Island

The province announced it will be investing almost $2.7 million to expand and build cycling lanes, trails and paths for cyclists and pedestrians throughout Vancouver...
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List of BC Transit project funding revealed including $10 million extension of Douglas Street...

Last month the federal government announced it will provide British Columbia with $460 million in funding, meeting up to 50% of the cost of...

More entrance parking on the way for Royal Jubilee, but expect fewer spots during...

There will be fewer parking at the main entrance of Royal Jubilee Hospital for a month while construction crews work to make more spots...

Construction set to begin on Pat Bay HWY, repaving and left turns removed

Construction on the Pat Bay Highway between Sayward Road and Haliburton Road is set to begin July 4, and will take four months. The $3.8-million...

Canada’s newest airline officially takes flight on July 25th – Victoria added

NewLeaf, a Canadian company based in Winnipeg, that launched in January and was forced to go on hold in February, has been granted federal...

Wilkinson Road now closed until November – affecting up to 15,000 drivers

Wilkinson Road is now closed for up to six months while crews begin a $6.5-million project to replace the 81-year-old Wilkinson Bridge - affecting...

Highway 14 overhead sign and road improvements study in the works

A new digital overhead sign is being installed on Sooke Road to provide up-to-date information on road conditions and lane closures to drivers travelling west...
Mckenzie Interchange

Majority of Saanich council want province to look at other option for McKenzie interchange

Saanich council is asking the province to rethink the partial cloverleaf plan for the McKenzie Interchange due to the design’s impact on Cuthbert Holmes...
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Before and after morning traffic simulation of Trans-Canada Highway/McKenzie interchange

The video first shows an aerial view of what the current morning rush hour traffic pattern is like Trans-Canada Highway/McKenzie intersection, then switches to...
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Trans-Canada Highway/McKenzie interchange before and after video simulation

This video shows an aerial view of current afternoon rush hour traffic patterns at the existing Trans-Canada Highway/McKenzie Avenue intersection and the McKenzie/Burnside intersection....
Mckenzie Interchange

McKenzie interchange design will be built as a partial cloverleaf

The new $85 million McKenzie interchange at the Trans Canada Highway will be built as a partial cloverleaf, Transportation Minister Todd Stone announced today. Technical...
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Gondola based transit system launches in Victoria

Summit Gondola Network or SGN, an alternative energy transportation network, with their urban gondola systems are transforming city planning with plans to significantly reduce...

BC Ferries Reveal Coast Salish Artwork For New Salish Class Vessels

BC Ferries, the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and Esquimalt Nation revealed today the first of three Coast Salish artistic designs for BC Ferries’ new...

BC Transit proposing to cut 26 heritage trees to widen Douglas Street

BC Transit proposes the City remove 26 mature trees, as well as the green sidewalk setback along the Hillside-Tolmie section of Douglas Street, to create...

BC Transit transfers eliminated as of Friday

After a month of consultation with the public and BC Transit drivers, the Victoria Regional Transit Commission have chosen to keep fare prices the...
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One in four deaths on B.C. roads involve distracted driving

Distracted driving is responsible for approximately one quarter of all fatal crashes in B.C. Most drivers understand that using their phone increases their risk...

TCH to be four-laned and barrier added between Leigh Road and Goldtream Park

Now that the Leigh Road interchange construction is complete, the province has begun planning work on widening the Trans Canada Highway to four lanes, starting...

Province reviewing fines for drivers passing stopped school buses

The province will be reviewing fines for drivers passing stopped school buses, according to a statement released by Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone...

Electric cars join the fast lane!

Eligible electric vehicles in B.C. will now be allowed to travel in high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes without having to meet the occupancy requirements. Drivers must...

Police searching for driver of pickup truck in weekend crash on Trans-Canada Highway near...

West Shore RCMP are looking for a driver of a black pickup truck that allegedly side-swiped another vehicle and caused a head-on crash on...

Province dedicates additional $6M for Douglas Street bus lane extension

Funding is in place and construction is set to begin this fall on the second phase of a bus priority lane on Douglas Street...

Updated: McCallum Road extension now opened!

Update: The McCallum Thru Road is now open to traffic. City of Langford says paving in the lower improved area will be completed in...

UPDATE: Province releases report for McKenzie interchange – partial Cloverleaf seems to be the...

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a public engagement between November 16 and December 11, 2015 regarding the McKenzie Interchange to provide information...

ICBC Reports Top 6 Fraud Files of 2015

Insurance fraud costs every B.C. driver more than $100 per year on their insurance policy. It's believed that between 10 to 20 per cent of auto...

Ride share community expands into Victoria

It's been running between Whistler and Vancouver for years already, well before the words "sharing economy" or "ride sharing" were everyday terms. HitchPlanet is now looking...

Study concludes costs outweigh benefits of bridge to Gabriola Island

Results of the Gabriola Island Fixed Link Feasibility Study conclude that while a bridge appears to be technically feasible, it would not be a...

Two people hit by BC Transit bus near Beacon Hill Park

A B.C. Transit bus heading east on Superior Street around 7:40 PM, Tuesday night,  hit two pedestrians when making a left turn onto Douglas Street,...

Victoria Clipper announces new ferry route from Victoria to downtown Vancouver

With new ownership in place, the Victoria Clipper plans to expand its service with a new high-speed ferry service between Victoria and Vancouver, making...

Woman in critical condition in Cobble Hill crash; alcohol suspected

A 20-year-old woman remains in critical condition after collision between two vehicles in Cobble Hill, Wednesday night.  Police suspect alcohol was involved. Shawnigan Lake RCMP...

Blanshard Street down to one lane for two weeks during BC Hydro work

Expect major delays for the next two weeks if you are heading into downtown Victoria over the next two weeks, starting Thursday. Blanshard Street heading...

Douglas Street at Chatham intersection reopened after crash sends skateboarder to hospital

Douglas Street at Chatham Street has reopened after being closed off for several hours while police investigate a crash involving a taxi and skateboarder. One...

New southbound off-ramp at Leigh Road interchange to open in Langford this weekend

The new $5-million southbound off-ramp at the Leigh Road Interchange on Trans Canada Highway will open this weekend and access to Goldstream from the...

(UPDATE) B.C. Coroners releases name of deceased driver in multi-vehicle accident on the Malahat

Update: The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in a multi-vehicle accident on the Malahat on Nov. 18,...

McKenzie Interchange Design Options and Open House Nov. 17th

There are now three design options being proposed for the McKenzie Interchange and the public is asked to provide feedback: Option 1: Diamond Interchange With...

Another budget increase request coming for Johnson Street Bridge project

The Johnson Street project is another month or two behind schedule and the project manager, Jonathan Hugget, says he is preparing a request to...
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Expect extra delays next week around Johnson Street Bridge

As work on the new Johnson Street Bridge road approaches continues, drivers and cyclists can expect reduced lanes and detours when travelling through the...
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Watch the Arctic Tuk work on the new Johnson Street Bridge today on live...

The skyline around the new Johnson Street Bridge includes one of the largest cranes in Western Canada. The Arctic Tuk – the same crane that...

Details on the upcoming closure of the Johnson St bridge – Sept 14-18

Bridge work in the harbour will become much more visible over the coming weeks as crews install large concrete sections of the new Johnson Street...

Skateboarding ban to be lifted in Victoria

The skateboard ban in downtown Victoria is one step closer to being lifted. A city council committee passed the motion this afternoon to amend...

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