Traffic sits backed up at a light at the Highway 1 and McKenzie Avenue interchange project in Saanich on Thursday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Concrete beams for McKenzie interchange set for installation this weekend

No lane closures expected during weekend work, says ministry

Construction crews working on the Highway 1 and McKenzie Avenue interchange are set to lift into place concrete beams for the project’s underpass this weekend.

No lane closures are expected, according to B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, but motorists will see “the usual” delays tied to the project.

Two spans — a 27-metre-long north span and a 34-metre-long south span — will be erected over the Saturday and Sunday period. Each will consist of 15 concrete beams. The beams each weigh between 52 and 62 tonnes, the ministry wrote in a news release.

The $96-million interchange is scheduled to be complete by the summer of 2020, with the ministry estimating the removal of the Highway 1 traffic lights by winter.

Work on the bridge deck, as well as on approaches connecting McKenzie Avenue with Admirals Road, will begin once the concrete beams are installed.

READ ALSO: Residents concerned about safety near McKenzie Interchange call on MLA


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Sidney hosts vigil for victims of plane shot down by Iranian missile

All 176 passengers, including 57 Canadians, died on Jan. 8

Remaining Danbrook One tenants ordered to vacate immediately

Property management company offering each unit $1,000 in ‘compassionate assistance’

Kids throwing snowballs from McKenzie overpass crack driver’s windshield

Saanich police were unable to locate the youths on Thursday

Tell Me A Story returns to Oak Bay

Family Literacy Week starts Jan. 27

‘Scariest boat ride of my life’: Passengers trapped by ice on rocky B.C. ferry sailing

The Nimpkish docked in Bella Coola on Jan.12 coated in a thick layer of ice

POLL: Has the recent snow had an impact on your daily life?

Old Man Winter had Greater Victoria in his icy grip this week.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 14

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Special prosecutor to review Cranbrook toddler drowning case

Evidence disclosure at issue in the case of a woman sentenced for criminal negligence causing death

UPDATE: Supreme Court dismisses B.C.’s appeal in Trans Mountain pipeline case

Judges decide whether B.C.’s power to protect environment can include impeding a federal project

10 B.C. cities break temperature records in winter storm

Quesnel dipped to -41.9 C, breaking a record from 1916

Unprepared for chemistry test, B.C. student begs superintendent to call another snow day

The student from West Vancouver promised he would study more, but was distracted by skiing and hot chocolate

Most Read