An extra left turning lane became operational on the Trans-Canada highway leading onto West Shore Parkway on Friday afternoon.

Extra left turn lane to West Shore parkway completed on Trans Canada Highway

Langford portion of TCH traffic control finished on schedule despite weather woes

A rainy fall has hit construction crews, but after some minor delays, contractors were able to put the finishing touches on a second turning lane for the extensive West Shore Parkway project on Friday that remains on track for completion in the latter half of 2017.

“We would have preferred to be a little earlier, but we had record rainfall so we were challenged to get the paving done, as we’ve been dodging the weather for the last four weeks,” said City of Langford director of engineering, Michelle Mahovlich.

“The combination of rain and cold weather prevents us from paving … we’ve been kind of making the call hour by hour and day by day this week.”

The added left-hand turn lane will effectively double the traffic that’s able to get onto the West Shore Parkway, which projects to be a busy thoroughfare for the Westhills development once it connects the Trans-Canada to Sooke Road.

“(This) will help alleviate a lot of the traffic coming northbound … double the amount of traffic can queue left, so that allows more northbound traffic to get through,” Mahovlich said.

In addition to the added turn lane, three other segments of the West Shore Parkway Completion Project have already been completed, including the installation of a signal on Sooke Road at the south portion of the route – which is simply awaiting hydro power – the segment in the Glenshire industrial Park and the segment in Westhills near the play park.

Just under two kilometres of the road, as well as a railway crossing, remain under construction.


Just Posted

VIDEO: Saanich resident shocked when trespasser licks security camera, rummages through mail

‘I found the situation really bizarre,’ said the Gordon Head resident

BC Ferries crew member taken to hospital after getting struck by bow doors

Two sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay were cancelled

Goldstream Food Bank on the search to fill Christmas Hampers with toys

Volunteers are looking for new toys for infants to 11-year-olds

Black Press Media celebrates women who are making a difference

Helping others is the cornerstone of the work Shannon Drew does in… Continue reading

Bulk or boxed candy? Trick-or-treat maps help Canadian families prepare for Halloween

Census Mapper uses 2016 census data to predict busiest neighbourhoods

VIDEO: Explosion, fire sends woman running from Saanich home

Heavy smoke in the area, crews on scene

Jack’s Devils beat Quinn’s Canucks 1-0 in NHL brother battle

New Jersey youngster scores first career goal against Vancouver

Two charged after owner’s wild ride through Kamloops in his stolen truck

Crystal Rae Dorrington, 37, and Derrick Ronald Pearson, 32, facing multiple charges

Judge orders credit union’s bank records for Kelowna social worker facing theft allegations

The man is accused of negligence, breach of contract, fraud and a conspiracy with Interior Savings

Leaders pour it on with rallies, boosts for candidates as campaign reaches peak

The federal election campaign has reached a crescendo

Allegations of racism lead to ministry investigation at Vancouver private school

St. George’s School was contacted over what the school describes as ‘deeply offensive behaviour online’

Not a political question: Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta

Edmonton police estimated the size of the crowd at about 4,000

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

B.C. public safety minister says cannabis edibles not in stores til January

Mike Farnworth says he wants regional issues considered when it comes to licensing

Most Read