Commuting to and from the city of Langford is about to get a whole lot easier!
The City of Langford is undertaking a project to reconfigure Millstream Rd in order to add dual southbound turning lanes onto the Trans Canada Highway.
To accommodate this change, the two northbound turning lanes from Veteran’s Memorial Parkway onto the TCH will be reduced to one.
“I am happy to help alleviate traffic issues on the north side of the Trans Canada Highway without any tax implications to the residents of Langford,” stated Councillor Roger Wade, Chair of the City’s Transportation and Public Works Committee.
This change is predicted to provide relief to the large number of people trying to access the big box retail stores (like Costco, BestBuy, etc.) that are linked to residential areas by Millstream Rd.
The Mayor of Langford, Stewart Young, has assured everyone that the city will foot the bill for this project, so taxpayers will not be affected.
“The work is currently out to tender so an exact construction schedule is pending however the City would like this completed in June/July/August of 2017. Night work will be permitted to best manage construction related traffic and a detailed traffic management plan will be adhered to,” stated Michelle Mahovlich, Director of Engineering at the City of Langford.
So it looks like residents and shoppers in Langford have cause for celebration this summer!
The project is expected to cost about $1.5 million.