Home Traffic Langford Traffic: Jacklin Rd to Sooke Rd backups continue to January 15

Langford Traffic: Jacklin Rd to Sooke Rd backups continue to January 15

Underground construction work being done by BC Hydro.

Tuesday January 5, 2021 | LANGFORD, BC [Photo and notes about Jacklin Road traffic backup added January 10, 2021]

by Mary P Brooke, editor | Island Social Trends

Underground construction work by BC Hydro continues along the stretch of Jacklin Road from the Galloping Goose crossing (across from the SD62 Administration Building) to Sooke Road (Hwy 14).

This causes some traffic backups during 7:30 am to 4 pm, even with two-way traffic being maintained by traffic control personnel on site.

This work has been ongoing since November 30, and is scheduled for completion at January 15.

Jacklin Road, Sooke Road, Langford
Underground construction work by BC Hydro continues along Jacklin Road (from Galloping Goose to Sooke Road), Nov 30/20 to Jan 15/21. [City of Langford map]

As a test-run, on January 6 it took six minutes to travel the distance on Jacklin Road from the Galloping Goose crossing to the corner of Sooke Road (about 0.2 km) during morning traffic around 9 am.

Jacklin Road, Sooke Road, Langford
Traffic backup on Jacklin Road from the point of the Galloping Goose crossing heading toward Sooke Road (Highway 14) on January 6, 2021. [Island Social Trends]

If there is a prolonged traffic backup, one detour used by some motorists is to drive through the Belmont Market mall to get out to Kelly Road and over to Veterans Memorial Parkway (with the option for getting back to Sooke Road).

Dumont Tirecraft, road safety

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