The District of Saanich is piloting new high reflective inlaid road markings at three locations in the municipality.
Saanich Engineering Department crew have installed highly retro-reflective and durable road markings at the following locations:
- McKenzie Avenue – between Long Gun Place and Braefoot Road
- McKenzie Avenue – between Quadra Street and Saanich Road
- Wilkinson Road – between Greenlea Drive and West Saanich Road
The district says these inlaid thermoplastic markings provide drivers with high visibility and are extremely durable with a life expectancy of over seven years, while traditional road markers last for about a year on average.
To install these new markers, engineers milled a shallow groove into the road surface and used equipment to lay molten thermoplastic into this groove.
The department also added recessed reflectors at all three locations for further visibility.