Design is under way to widen and repave the portion of Admirals Road under provincial jurisdiction from Hallowell Road south to Maple Bank Road to improve access for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to and from the adjacent communities.
“This project will help improve access and safety on an important route that serves as the main north-south link for several communities and the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “It also means we have an opportunity to synchronize this project with other local works that are ongoing such as access improvements to the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, and the portion of the E&N Rail Trail that will run alongside Admirals Road at this location.”
The Admirals Road project will include:
- widening the road within the existing ministry right-of-way;
- upgrading the current stormwater drainage system;
- adding new concrete curb and gutter and sidewalks;
- improving the intersections at Maple Bank, Hallowell, and See’Nu’Pin roads, including turn lane enhancements and a new southbound left turn lane at See’Nu’Pin Road; and
- installing new traffic lights at the Maple Bank Road intersection.
The ministry is working to finalize the design later this spring. Construction is anticipated to be finished in fall 2017. Every effort will be made to ensure traffic delays related to construction are kept minimal, particularly during peak periods, and up-to-date travel information will be provided via message boards.
The Province of B.C. provided $1 million in BikeBC funding for the E&N Rail Trail from Maplebank Road to Hallowell Road.
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