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A diagram showing a potential realignment of Highway 14. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

If you think the twists and turns of Sooke Road are a bit too much to handle, now’s your chance to have a say in the matter.

The province is asking for public feedback on a series of potential improvements to Highway 14, including a realignment of the stretch of road connecting Langford and Metchosin with Sooke.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced a $10-million investment in improvements to increase safety and reduce congestion along Highway 14 last January.

The government has already announced, and even completed, a number of projects for that purpose, including new bus pullouts and a two-lane bridge crossing Roche Cove.

A Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure document includes a diagram that shows how the realignment of Highway 14 between Kangaroo and Ludlow Road would look.

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According to the ministry, upgrading the existing highway poses a challenge due to the road’s numerous driveways and winding turns.

The ministry says it may be more economical to realign parts of the road rather than upgrade it, but will only look into the project if it receives broad public support.

Construction would not begin until summer 2019 at the earliest.

An open house was hosted in Sooke by the ministry last week. If you missed it, but would still like to submit feedback on the realignment and other future projects, you can email the ministry at highway14@gov.bc.ca, or fill out an online form at www.gov.bc.ca/highway14.

Feedback can be submitted until July 15, 2018.