Transit adjusts service for RCMP memorial on Tuesday

Plan your trip accordingly if you're heading through View Royal and Colwood up Island Highway

BC Transit is making adjustments to its service, due to the memorial for fallen RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett, which happens at 2 p.m.today (April 12) at The Q Centre.

Here is a list of changes to be in effect as a result:

• Use of the Juan de Fuca Park and Ride may be subject to restrictions and/or delays, particularly relating to entrances and exits. Customers who normally use that park-and-ride may wish to plan an alternative for that day.

• Island Highway will be closed to all traffic between Six-Mile and Wale roads from 11:30 a.m. until the pre-memorial parade has completed. Buses that normally travel along Island Highway will be re-routed while the highway is closed.

• BC Transit will provide increased capacity, as needed, in anticipation of increased demand. Part of the plan includes provision of an additional coach on the #70 Downtown route from the BC Ferries Swartz Bay Terminal, to accommodate passengers on the 10 a.m. sailing from Tsawwassen.

• BC Transit will provide free transit for uniformed emergency responders who are traveling by transit to and from the memorial.

Any updates will be noted at bctransit.com/victoria under “Customer Alerts” and on Twitter (@BCTransit) and Facebook (BC Transit).

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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