This weekend, crews will begin installing more centre median “picket” delineators on Highway 1 in Goldstream Park, providing short-term safety improvements to the corridor.
Work will begin at night on Sunday, May 12, 2019. The reflective delineators will be installed from approximately 300 metres north of Finlayson Arm Road to about 300 metres south of the Goldstream River Bridge. More than 300 delineators will be installed over approximately 1.6 kilometres.
Reflective “picket” delineators act as a clear and visible cue to help people in all driving conditions navigate the highway curve and will help deter vehicles from crossing the centre line. These delineators were also installed over a 1.25-kilometre section of Highway 1 between Leigh Road and West Shore Parkway in early March.
The work will be carried out over five consecutive nights to reduce the impact to traffic, with completion expected by Friday, May 17. During the installation phase, nightly lane closures and single lane alternating traffic in both directions will go into effect starting at 8 p.m. and ending by 6 a.m.
This is a short-term safety measure and the ministry is in the design stage of eventually installing permanent concrete median barriers along this section of Highway 1. Engineering work by McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. for permanent concrete median barriers is underway and is expected to be completed next year, at which point next steps will be determined.
In addition to the new delineators, two digital speed reader boards will be installed this week in the West Shore area of Highway 1. The southbound speed reader will be installed just east of West Shore Parkway on Thursday, May 9, requiring a lane closure from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The northbound speed reader will be installed Friday just east of the Leigh Road overpass and will not require a lane closure.
While delineator and speed reader installation take place, drivers are reminded to obey construction signs and speed limits, and to watch for workers and traffic control personnel.