Three possible concepts for the interchange at McKenzie Avenue on the Trans-Canada Highway were unveiled by Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone today.
“On July 22, 2015, we announced a commitment to build a new interchange along Highway 1 at McKenzie Avenue and now, less than four months later, we have three design concepts ready for public input,” said Stone. “I’m pleased with the progress and encourage anyone who uses this corridor to learn more about this important piece of infrastructure. We want to hear from those who rely on this intersection and look forward to hearing what they have to say as we launch the public consultation session tomorrow at 3 p.m.”
All three concepts have been determined to be technically feasible and to meet the project goals to reduce congestion, improve safety and maximize reliability. The options include:
- A diamond interchange with the Trans-Canada Highway lowered to go underneath McKenzie Avenue and Admirals Road.
- A partial cloverleaf interchange with the highway going under McKenzie/Admirals.
- A diamond configuration with the highway going over McKenzie Avenue and Admirals Road.
The concepts can be viewed online at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/mckenzieinterchange/projectdesign/
Full details on the concepts and additional project information will be available at tomorrow’s public open house between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish Hall, 753 Burnside Road West. All the public open house materials will be posted online after the start of the open house at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/mckenzieinterchange/
Comments from public will be considered in the design process, in conjunction with technical reviews, financial information and input from local governments and other key stakeholders. Feedback can be provided in person at the open house, online through the project website, or by sending comments or questions to the project team by phoning 250 387-8700 or sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The McKenzie Interchange is a critical infrastructure investment for Vancouver Island and is part of more than $200 million that has been invested together with federal and local partners towards projects that are recently announced, underway or recently completed. Once finished, the new interchange will go a long way to improving safety and traffic flow into and through the Capital Regional District.
You can review project information on the McKenzie Interchange website at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/mckenzieinterchange/
- $85 million in provincial and federal funding for this new interchange on the Trans-Canada Highway at the intersection with Admirals Road and McKenzie Avenue in Saanich was announced on July 22, 2015.
- The project is part of the Province of B.C.’s 10-year transportation plan, B.C. on the Move, and will help improve traffic flow in the Capital Regional District while reducing collisions and improving pedestrian and cyclist safety.