Monday, April 15, 2024

157 kilometres of highways on Vancouver Island to be resurfaced this summer


No more potholes!

Work is already underway on the province’s massive undertaking of resurfacing 157 kilometres of highway across Vancouver Island. 

This project is meant to revitalize the highways most travelled by commuters, travellers and those responsible for the movement of goods in BC. 

“Effective transportation infrastructure plays a critical role in supporting community connectivity, especially for people living in more remote areas,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. 

“Our ongoing efforts to enhance the region’s roadways will ensure the safety of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, and also foster greater ease of travel.”

Some resurfacing will be done in the Greater Victoria area. Highway 17 and McKenzie Avenue will both see some work done between Vanalman Avenue to Vernon Avenue and Burnside Road to Douglas Street respectively. 

A 50 kilometre chunk of Highway 19 from Cedar Flyover to Superior Road will get a $3.3 million repaving that will be completed by the end of September. Highway 19 will also see a 56 kilometre chunk of highway redone, from Superior Road to Craigs Crossing.

$10.7 is going towards Strathcona Road near Courtenay 29 kilometre stretch between Highway 19 to Nordic Drive. This is also expected to be finished by September 30th. 

Overall, this massive repaving project will cost the province close to $30 million.

In construction zones, speed reductions will be in place as workers may be onsite doing their jobs in close vicinity to roadways. 

For up-to-date traffic information, DriveBC’s live traffic cameras will show travellers what to expect.

Curtis Blandy

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