The Province, together with federal and local partners, has spent and committed more than $271 million for transportation on Vancouver Island since 2015.
Projects include important safety upgrades to highways, intersections and side roads in addition to regular rehabilitation and maintenance. This funding also includes investments in airports, cycling infrastructure, improving transit services, and revamping the Belleville Ferry Terminal in Victoria.
- $85 million for the McKenzie interchange.
- $34 million to improve five kilometres of Highway 1 through the Malahat Village section, announced July 2016.
- $22 million for the West Shore Parkway Extension.
- $18.7 million for resurfacing projects in 2016, including Highway 1 between Duncan and Mill Bay, Highway 17/Pat Bay between Haliburton and Sayward Road, Highway 28 between Campbell River and Gold River, Highway 4 between Port Alberni and Tofino, along with various side roads.
- $17.4 million to upgrade the Belleville Ferry Terminal.
- $15 million for the North Courtenay Connector.
- $6 million for bridge projects in 2016 on San Josef Road west of Port Hardy and Eve River Bridge on Highway 19 north of Sayward.
- $5 million for the Leigh Road interchange.
- $2.2 million for the Highway 19 Nanaimo Parkway dual left turn lanes, completed in 2016.
- Almost $3.5 million in provincial funding for B.C. Air Access Program funding for airports on Vancouver Island, including more than half a million dollars this year for:
- Alberni Valley Regional runway lighting - $364,000
- Nanaimo Airport apron expansion - $175,607
- $5.5 million in BikeBC Funding, including the $2.5 million announced in March 2017 for:
- Tofino: Phase 1 of a multi-use path extension to the Pacific Rim National Park - $1 million
- Cowichan Valley Regional District: Cowichan Valley Trail, Ladysmith to Chemainus Rail Trail Connector - $511,274
- North Cowichan: Trans-Canada Multi-Use Path - $472,311
- Parksville: Jensen Avenue Greenway Project - $179,890
- Cumberland: Bevan Road and Cumberland Road cycling upgrades - $151,735
- Port Alberni: Stamp Avenue Multi-Use Path - $100,000
- Nanaimo: Dover Road to Turner Road transportation improvements - $92,580
- Over $56 million in transit-related projects, including:
- $10 million for a new northbound bus lane on the Highway 1 corridor from Tolmie Avenue to tie into the McKenzie interchange project.
- $16 million to build a new transit depot and maintenance facility, and to undertake seismic upgrades to two other operations and maintenance facilities in Victoria.
- $15 million towards the construction of a new operations and maintenance facility in the Cowichan Valley.
- $15 million towards the construction of a new operations and maintenance facility in Campbell River.
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