Traffic Alerts & Announcements

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Big yield for inaugural Royal Roads community garden

Monday October 3, 2022 | COLWOOD, BC by Mary P Brooke, B.Sc. | Island Social Trends Over the past six months, a lot has been growing...

October 1 is National Seniors Day

Saturday October 1, 2022 | NATIONAL by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends On October 1 each year, Canada recognizes National Seniors Day. The recognition coincides...
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Update your emergency kit and grab-and-go bags

Friday September 30, 2022 | SOOKE, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Anytime is a good time to review and update your at-home...
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2nd Annual Orange Shirt Day

Friday September 30, 2022 | NATIONAL by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends This is already the second annual Orange Shirt Day. Canadians seem to...
Create Your Canada contest

Alistair MacGregor launches Create Your Canada contest

Thursday September 29, 2022 | DUNCAN, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends Grade 11 and 12 students in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford federal riding are...
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Scheduled Traffic Interruptions


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Sidewalk installation alongside Starlight Stadium on Langford Parkway at Leigh Rd, Sept 27 to Oct 11, 2022. [City of Langford map]
    • Monday June 20 to Friday Sept 30. Happy Valley Rd at Latoria Rd. Traffic delays for roadworks, storm drain and traffic signal construction. 7 am to 5 pm.
    • August 22 to September 23. Latoria Rd between Triangle Trail and Klahanie Drive. Traffic delays during watermain upgrade. 8 am to 5 pm.
    • June through October. Treanor Ave — Millstream to Ashley Place. Traffic delays during roadworks construction for traffic signal installation.
    • September 13 to October 31. Bear Mountain Parkway between Marble Place and Pinehurst Terrace. Traffic delays during earthworks.
    • September 27 through October 11. Langford Parkway at Leigh Road sidewalk construction 9 am to 3 pm. The area of Starlight Stadium.
    • Tuesday Sept 27. Millstream Road between Bear Mountain Pkwy and Goldie Ave. Traffic delays during paving.
    • Thursday September 29 to Tuesday Oct 4. 915/920 Rowils Cres. Traffic delays during culvert replacement. 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.


    • March 21 to Sept. Metchosin Rd & Latoria Blvd. Signalization of intersection and Latoria Blvd bus exchange. 7am to 7pm.
    • Tuesday July 12 to October. Maryanne Cres (Cairndale Rd to 3364 Maryanne Cres). 7am to 7pm. Underground utilities / frontage works. Could be waits of a few minutes when leaving or arriving in the neighbourhood on Maryanne Cres. Single lane alternating.
    • August 3 to 25. Esquimalt Lagoon Bridge (Ocean Blvd). Bridge repairs 7am to 7pm.
    • August 16 to 23. Galloping Goose Trail between Island Highway and Belmont Bridge. That section will be closed to pedestrian/cycling traffic during emergency sanitary sewer repair. Detour route through informal walking path off the trail, onto Belmont Rd, Ocean Blvd, Wale Rd (to continue back onto the trail off Wale Rd).
    • Colwood Roads – municipal page
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Detour on Galloping Goose Trail in Colwood, August 16 to 23, 2022. [City of Colwood Engineering]

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  • May 30 to Aug 30. Watkiss Way (Burnside Rd W to Talcott Rd. and Burnside Rd W (Watkiss Way & Hwy 1): Roadworks . Flaggers on site to direct single-lane alternating traffic. 7 am to 6 pm daily. Use of alternate route recommended.
  • Tuesday June 28. Inbound lane to Atkins Rd from Island Hwy is CLOSED for emergency road repairs. Vehicles entering/exiting Atkins Rd from/to Island Hwy will be impacted; intersection reduced to single lane.
  • Tuesday July 19. Chew Contracting is completing works at 1801 Admirals Rd. Utility vehicles are occupying curb lane along Island Hwy (between Shoreline Dr & Admirals Rd). Expect delays; traffic control on site.
  • Sooke

    •  Highway 14 from Connie Road to Glinz Road. July 18, 2022 – Following the morning rush hour, eastbound and westbound traffic will be directed to the new lanes, while workers place delineators and complete line painting. This work is expected to be complete by the end of the day. Drivers accessing Gillespie Road will be directed to the new Gillespie connector, which passes under the newly constructed bridge. This routing will be the final configuration for westbound traffic. | The 2.3-km route will now feature four lanes, offering improved safety and supporting the expected population increases on south Vancouver Island.
    • Saanich

      • March 14 to April 1. McKenzie Ave and Saanich Rd. Traffic signal poles being replaced at the intersection. Complete closures 24/7. Existing traffic signals will be removed to make space for the new electrical equipment and infrastructure upgrades. Sidewalks and roadway will be reinstated after the signal installations. Pedestrians use adjacent crosswalks at Nelthorpe St or Quadra St. Transit will detour on Vernon Ave to the Pat Bay Hwy to McKenzie Av.  McKenzie Ave will be allowed continuous through traffic during the project. Lane closures may be in effect at times.mckenzie ave, saanich rd

        Cowichan/Duncan & Central Vancouver Island

    • DUNCAN – Highway 1 & 18 in the Duncan area will see resurfacing this week. Hwy 18 starts June 24, single lane alternating to end of July. #BCHWY1 northbound in July (8pm-6am) with one lane open in both directions.

      Port Renfrew

      • No traffic notes at this time.


        • Remember to drive  safely.  Slow   down  in   construction  zones.