Traffic Alerts & Announcements

    • TRAFFIC Comments & Concerns from Local Residents ( email your comments to news@islandsocialtrends.com )
      • LANGFORD – People tend to drive too fast in Langford, potentially dangerous for people walking dogs in speedy residential zones. (Shawn Butterworth, May 8/21)
      • LANGFORD – Speeding on Luxton Road, need sidewalks (Wendy Hobbs, May 8/21)
      • LANGFORD – Speeding on Sooke Road (Hwy 14) from Glenshire Rd to Happy Valley Rd, need sidewalks for children’s safety when walking to school (Monique Heintz Bandet, May 8/21)
      • LANGFORD – Speed enforcement needs to be improved around town, especially around school zones (Reimar Gautsch, May 8/21)
      • LANGFORD – Requested side walk on Bellamy Rd. It is a speedway, lots of walkers and kids going to school. We got a multi-use path; now no parking but also now speeding cyclists and people on skate boards. (Lynn Furman, May 8/21)
      • LANGFORD – Stop signs and speed reminders needed on Walfred Road at Jacklin Road (where it becomes Myles Mansell Rd on the other side of Walfred), as visibility is poor with curves to both right and left when crossing Walfred. (Mary Brooke, May 3/21)
      • Archive: Resident Comments about Traffic

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Scheduled Traffic Interruptions

Langford

    • Monday April 26 to Friday June 4. Walfred Road (916 to 894 Walfred). Traffic delays due to sewer main installation. 7 am to 4 pm.
    • Thursday June 3. Sooke Road at West Shore Parkway.  Traffic delays during night work for sewer construction. 7 pm through to 6 am.
    • Friday June 4 & Saturday June 5. McCallum Road at Millstream Rd (commercial area). Landscaping works along McCallum. 7 am to 5 pm. Traffic control will be on site.
    • Tuesday June 8. Langford Parkway at Langford Lake Road. Traffic delays due to construction. 7 am to 5 pm.
    • Friday June 11. Langford Parkway, along Jacklin, to Millstream Road. Traffic delays for Belmont Secondary School 2021 grad procession parade, from 6 pm.

Colwood

    • April 1 to August 31. Chantel/Donovan/Metchosin Road (north of Sooke Road) *and* Veterans Memorial Parkway (continuing into City of Langford). 7 am to 7 pm. Traffic delays due to underground utility installations.
    • May 27 to June 30. Royal Bay South (Latoria Blvd & Metchosin Rd). Alternating traffic during construction of storm drain works at Latoria Blvd & Metchosin Road. 7 am to 7 pm daily. www.colwood.ca/roads
    • May through August 2021. Sooke Road at Colwood Corners (1913 Sooke Rd) and surrounding streets. Installation of underground hydro and construction of frontage improvements. 7 am to 7 pm.  Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians may need to wait a few minutes when travelling in that vicinity over the coming months.  Also constructing new sidewalks, cycling lanes, transit improvements, landscaping, lighting and seating. Single lane traffic will be maintained but work will impact travel times. Traffic personnel will be onsite to direct traffic. Obey traffic signs, use extra caution. | Anticipated schedule: Colwood Cres frontage improvements Apr 12 to May 19 (road closed between Sooke Road and Jerome Road – detour access via west Colwood Crescent). Belmont Rd frontage improvements May 5 to 21 (single lane alternating traffic – access to 85 Belmont Road through Belmont Road only). Jerome Rd frontage improvements May 14 to June 11 (road closed).  Sooke Rd hydro and streetlights June 1 to July 27 (lane closures will cause delays). Sooke Rd frontage improvements June 28 to August 6 (lane closures will cause delays).
    • Week of June 14 through to September. Painter Road and Metchosin Road (Cotlow to Benhomer). Traffic interruptions during sidewalk and cycling upgrades. Single lane traffic through the upgrade areas (may impact traffic times). Traffic personnel on site to direct traffic.

View Royal

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  • Sooke

    • Highway 14 from Connie Road to Glinz Road. Starting spring/summer 2020, to create four lanes near the 17-Mile Pub, and a BC Transit Park & Ride. For two years to summer 2022.

      Port Renfrew

      • June 3 & June 4. Highway 14 Parkinson Hill repair project. The section of Hwy 14 at Parkinson Hill (six kilometres east of Port Renfrew) will be closed from 8:30 am on Thursday June 3 through 5:30 am on Friday June 4. The 21-hour closure is for crews to remove a temporary bridge that was installed in April to allow for deep road-based repairs over the width of the existing highway. The Parkinson Hill slope repair project is one schedule to be completed by July 2021. Once completed, two-way traffic on Highway 14 will be restored, making travelling the road to Port Renfrew safer and more efficient. [Info provided by the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure on May 27.]
    • HIGHWAYS – SAFETY

      • Remember to drive safely and be safe during COVID.