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Recent Highway 14 upgrades

Highway 14 is an essential connection for people and the economy on southern Vancouver Island.

Since 2017, the provincial government has been investing in upgrades to Highway 14 to boost safety, reduce congestion and keep people moving within the corridor.

Improving transit access and reliability:

  • Three bus pullouts were added on both sides of Highway 14, at the West Shore Parkway and at Laidlaw Road and at Harbourview Road. With these upgrades, buses can move fully out of the travel lane. This allows traffic to continue to flow, lowers the risk of collision and provides a safe area for transit users as they enter and exit the buses (completed 2018).
  • An eastbound transit queue-jump lane at the Highway 14/Jacklin Road intersection was added. The queue jump places buses in a priority position for re-entering traffic, reducing delays for transit users during congested morning periods (completed 2019).

New and improved infrastructure:

  • The four-way intersection at Highway 14 and Sooke River Road, which included safer sidewalks in front of Edward Milne Community school and new accesses to the T’Souke Nation commercial development (completed 2019).
  • The Sombrio rest area with washrooms and picnic tables (completed 2018).
  • A slow-moving vehicle pullout east of Muir Creek (completed 2018).
  • A two-lane bridge on Gillespie Road at Roche Cove, providing an alternative route to Highway 14 (completed 2019).

New street lighting:

  • New and upgraded lighting at every major intersection between West Shore Parkway and Sooke (Church Road) for enhanced safety, especially at night or in poor weather conditions (completed 2018).