The information gathered in the first phase of consultation for the McKenzie interchange is now publicly available and being used to move the project design forward.
“We have received valuable input from the community and continue to talk to stakeholders and the public as we take the next steps in bringing this important infrastructure project to commuters, commercial drivers, transit users, cyclists and pedestrians,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.
The summary report takes into account more than 1,100 comments and submissions from the public, as well as input provided from meetings with First Nations, local governments and key stakeholders. Top themes include traffic flow at the interchange, the McKenzie/Burnside intersection, Cuthbert Holmes Park, consideration of transit, cycling and pedestrians, and support for options where the highway passes underneath McKenzie/Admirals.
A copy of the report is available at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/mckenzieinterchange/
The ministry is considering the feedback it has received, along with technical and financial information, and will use it to further refine the interchange concepts. The project team will present additional information and updated concepts from this technical work at a second open house on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, where the public can provide further input into the McKenzie interchange project. Staff from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and other members of the project team will be available to answer questions and provide details on this next phase of the project.
If you are unable to attend, the information presented will be posted online after the start of the open house, and an online feedback form may be filled out at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/mckenzieinterchange/
You may also send comments or questions to the project team by phoning 250 387-8700 or sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Information Session:
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph the Worker Parish Hall
753 Burnside Road West
Learn More: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/mckenzieinterchange/