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Traffic Alert: Island Highway paving March 16 & 17

Monday March 15, 2021 | VIEW ROYAL

by Mary P Brooke, editor | Island Social Trends

As a traffic alert for west shore drivers, cyclists & pedestrians, there will be major traffic delays on Tues March 16 and Wed March 17 on Island Highway between Helmcken Road and Shoreline Drive in View Royal.

This is due to a paving project on that highway (which is technically Highway 14) which runs through core residential areas of the View Royal area and serves to connect core downtown areas to the west shore (as an alternate route to Highway 1).

Beaumont Ave will also be closed (between Pallisier Avenue and Island Highway).

The Town of View Royal advises motorists to use an alternate route during the paving hours of 9 am to 3 pm. | See Town of View Royal news release

map, Island Highway, View Royal
Major paving project to pave Island Highway (Helmcken to Shoreline) on March 16 and 17, 2021 through the Town of View Royal. [Island Social Trends indicator map, using Google map]

This traffic interruption will have a short-term impact over two days for commuters and others travelling from Victoria/Esquimalt to Colwood/Langford and beyond, who use this popular route to and from areas of employment and commercial activity.

The large Victoria General Hospital is located on Helmcken Road a bit further over at Highway 1.

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Traffic Advisories (Island Social Trends)

Road Improvement Projects (City of Langford)

Public notices (Town of View Royal)