Sunday, June 23, 2024

Two new lanes open on Highway 14 between Sooke and Metchosin


Sooke commuters are about to cut their drive down a bit with a significant portion of Highway 14 opening as construction efforts progress. 

As of Friday, July 14th, there are two new lanes open for motorists use between Connie Road and Glinz Lake Road.

By midday on Friday, all lanes will be open and drivers will be able to drive at a maximum of 60 km/h, where previously they could only drive at 50 km/h with two less lanes. 

In addition to the lanes and speed limit increase, there are new medians in place along this stretch of roadway and new lines freshly painted on the highway. 

(Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

BC Transit will now also have active bus stops throughout the corridor and there is a new 45-stall parking lot for those wishing to save on gas money and utilize BC Transit’s park-and-ride. 

“This marks another step toward the full completion of the Highway 14 corridor improvements expected in the coming weeks,” said a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure spokesperson. 

This project has been in the works for more than five years when funds were secured in 2017. The Connie Road to Glinz Lake Road stretch alone cost a total of $85.7 million, which the province chipped in over $55 million while the feds took care of the last $30 million.

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