The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will upgrade approximately two kilometres of Otter Point Road, which is a key access point for Highway 14, and an important alternative route when the highway is closed.
“Over my years as MLA, I have heard many safety concerns from the community about Otter Point Road, and many suggestions on how to make it better for people,” said Premier John Horgan, MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca. “These upgrades will help keep drivers, cyclists and pedestrians moving safely.”
The proposed improvements will widen the shoulders and repave approximately two kilometres of Otter Point Road between the municipal boundary and Kemp Lake Road. Once survey and design work is complete, the ministry will provide an estimated project cost and schedule for the construction of these improvements.
“Community input has been vital to enabling the ministry to get to work quickly on planning work for safety improvements on Otter Point Road, and I look forward to continuing this engagement on more essential upgrades to the Highway 14 corridor,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
The Otter Point Road project is now part of the suite of Highway 14 corridor improvements announced in January. These improvements include transit pullouts and a queue-jump lane, safety signs, new Gillespie Road two-lane bridge, Sooke River Road intersection upgrade, Muir Creek slow-moving vehicle pullout and Sombrio rest area.
More intersection upgrades, passing opportunities, improvements for transit, highway shoulder-widening and alignment improvements are under development in consultation with the community.