Tuesday August 16, 2022 | LANGFORD, BC
by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends
New traffic signal intersection lights at Langford Parkway and Langford Lake Road were activated today on August 16 at 9 am.
It’s likely a very welcome traffic improvement for businesses, residents and commuters in the Westhills area.
It’s a busy intersection, with the busy West Shore Parkway roundabout in close proximity to the west of it (line painting done there yesterday). Two new SD62 schools will open nearby on Constellation Avenue in September. Belmont Secondary School is also in the area, on Langford Lake Road.
Business and services in the area include office buildings, library, YM-YWCA, and Tim Hortons.
Daytime traffic interruptions:
Installation construction was be done June 1 through July 4, from 7 am to 5 pm. The acctivation was set for August 15, but went live today at 9 am.
There were some traffic delays during the preparation work. Traffic control was on-site, directing traffic.
Traffic Signal Ahead warning signs, complete with bright NEW tabs, are now posted in all directions.
“We appreciate your cooperation during construction. Please respect this change in traffic operations at this intersection,” says City of Langford Engineering.
===== MAYOR’s COMMENT:
Langford Mayor Stew Young says that upgrading of the intersection has always been in the city’s transportation plan.
Usually these sorts of upgrades are within a five-year plan. If funds from developers come in as part of a development, street improvements will be done at that time, he told Island Social Trends.
===== TRAFFIC UPDATES:
Traffic: MVI on Hwy 1 at West Shore Pkwy (April 8, 2022)
Traffic: Malahat overnight April 6 into April 7 – paving and repairs (April 6, 2022)
Langford Traffic: Chidlow Connector now open (March 28, 2022)
Langford Traffic: Chidlow Connector opens March 28 (March 24, 2022)
Langford Traffic: Signal lights now active at Chidlow Connector (February 3, 2022)
Xmas tree seller finds new supplier, adapts to COVID (December 12, 2021)
Flooding in Langford, sandbags available (November 15, 2021)
Langford traffic interruption in Luxton area quickly resolved (December 2, 2020)
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