Monday June 7, 2021 | VICTORIA, BC
by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends
People travelling Keating Cross Road and the Pat Bay Highway (Highway 17) will see evening lane closures and workers on site from June 8 through to 15.
Field crews will be on site doing geotechnical investigations. This involves drilling holes and analyzing soil samples to better understand subsurface ground conditions in preparation for the Highway 17/Keating Cross Road Flyover Project, says the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) in a news release today.
To facilitate the geotechnical work, there will be lane closures on Highway 17 starting in the evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Southbound lane closures will occur on from June 8 to 10. Northbound lane closures will occur from June 10 to 15.
Work will take place on the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure right of way on Highway 17 between Tanner Road and Island View Road, says MOTI.
Highway 17 is the route taken to and from the BC Ferries Schwartz Bay ferry terminal and the Victoria International Airport into and out of Victoria.
The full project scope of the Highway 17/Keating Cross Road Flyover Project includes:
- A new “flyover” overpass from the Pat Bay northbound to Keating Cross Road westbound, which will eliminate the left turn across highway traffic onto Keating
- Realigned southbound on-ramp to Victoria
- Bus-on-shoulder facilities to support future plans for bus rapid transit on the Pat Bay Highway
- Keating Cross Road will be widened, including sidewalks, to support traffic using the new flyover
Traffic control personnel:
Drivers are asked to use caution and obey the instruction of traffic control personnel during the June 8 to 15 evening work along the highway.
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