Langford residents who take BC Transit can expect faster commutes into Victoria, according to an announcement made by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
A new “bus-queue jump lane” is coming to Jacklin Road and Highway 14/Sooke Road, which promises to bypass traffic-build up near the intersection.
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“This gives people one more incentive to take transit and with it, we are opening the door for more commuters to take the bus,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure in a release.
“Along with our commitment to priority bus lanes along the Douglas Street corridor, people will spend less time on the bus stuck in traffic and more time with family and friends.”
The eastbound bus-queue lane will begin approximately 100 metres before the intersection and pass through it, continuing along Highway 14 for some time before the busses merge back into traffic.
The project will also restructure the intersection slightly, improving safety and sight lines and the size of the left-hand turning lane from Highway 14 onto Jacklin Road.
The process will also include removing and rebuilding the sidewalk on the north side of Highway 14 and the installation of a new BC Transit bus stop in the area.
Work begins this week and is expected to finish by Summer 2019.