(Prospect Lake Road at Sparton Road/Google Maps)

The District of Saanich is teaming up with ICBC to determine how to improve safety on the municipality’s rural roads.

The review was announced after authorities received community feedback about safety issues on Prospect Lake Road.

See also: One driver remains in serious condition following Prospect Lake Road collision

“We heard concerns from the community relating to safety on their roads and we are proactively doing a review of the area prior to beginning work on the Prospect Lake Road and Sparton Road improvement project,” said Mayor Fred Haynes in a statement.

“As our community grows, so too does the use of our roads. As Saanich moves forward with the implementation of the Active Transportation Plan, reviews like this will ensure safety is at the forefront of our projects.”

The review will be conducted by a third party contractor, based on the Canadian Guide to In-Service Road Safety Reviews, developed by Transportation Association of Canada.

It will take into account existing roadway conditions, traffic volumes, collision history, geometrics, human factors, observations and traffic conflicts.

These factors will be assessed and options to reduce collision risks will be provided. It will then be determined if changes will be required to the priorities in the Active Transportation Plan.

This analysis will be launched this month, and the District of Saanich is seeking public input from locals who have knowledge of the road and wish to identify areas or characteristics of concern.

Community feedback can be provided by email to engineering@saanich.ca until March 30th.

The result of the review will be released this summer.


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