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      • BC Transit – schedules / find a route. | Greater Victoria Bus Route Changes at Sept 5/22: school trips will return across the region. Route 17 Cedar Hill will be reinstated. Capacity levels will return to normal on Route 81 Brentwood/Saanichton/Sidney/Swartz Bay. Route 51 Langford/UVic will receive additional trips to support demand (but no longer operating a double decker bus); Routes 50 and 61 to/from Langford and Sooke will continue to use double-decker buses. Routes 70 and 71 Swartz Bay/downtown will serve new stops at Mount Newton Cross Road in both directions. Minor change for Route 1 South Oak Bay/Downtown (will run along Fairfield to Douglas instead of Belleville).
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BC expands mental-health, substance-use supports for more young people

Thursday February 2, 2023 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends More Integrated Child and Youth (ICY) teams were announced today...
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Foundational day for Royal Roads West Shore campus

Wednesday February 1, 2023 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends A major concrete pour in downtown Langford on this first...
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Jagmeet’s visit to Langford

Tuesday January 31, 2023 | LANGFORD, BC by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends Near the end of a full week on Vancouver Island,...
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Continued attention to ventilation in all BC school districts

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Scheduled Traffic Interruptions

Langford

    • [Being rescheduled] Monday Dec 19. Happy Valley Road (from Sooke Rd over to Wild Ridge Way) for paving repairs. Some single-lane traffic and traffic delays. NOTE: Due to snow, this will be rescheduled.
    • Mon January 16 to Fri Feb 10. Goldstream Ave (block near Veterans Memorial Pkwy) has changed access for CRD watermain replacement. Access to stores and businesses in the small mall will remain open. Work being done 7 am to 5 pm. See map.
    • Mon Jan 23 to Fri Jan 27. Chidlow Connector (between Sooke Rd and Luxton Rd). Tree planting, 8 am to 5 pm.
    • Jan 25 to April 28. 2750 Leigh Rd (between Hwy 1 and Goldstream Ave). Traffic delays during blasting. 9 am to 5 pm.
    • Thurs Jan 26 and Fri Jan 27. Goldstream Ave (between 1226 and 1260 Goldstream). Traffic delays during utility pre-locates. 7 am to 5 pm both days.
    • Fri Jan 27. Rita Rd, Furber Rd, Karr Rd, Kingsgate Rd, and Sybronden Rd. Traffic delays due to sewer extension. 7 am to 5 pm.
    • Jan 30 to Feb 3. Grand Forest Close (south of Lairds Gate intersection). Traffic delays due to sewer force main installation. 7 am to 5 pm.
    • Wed Feb 1. Goldstream Ave at Peatt Rd. Concrete pour at the intersection, 7 am to 6 pm. Expect traffic delays.
    • Wed Feb 1 to Fri Feb 3. 1200-Block Finlayson Arm Rd to Goldstream Park. Traffic delay – asphalt surface repair. Single lane alternating traffic at times.
    • Tues Feb 7 to Fri Feb 10. Goldstream Ave between Veterans Memorial Pkwy and Bryn Maur Rd. Partial road closure during watermain replacement. 7 am to 5 pm.
    • LANGFORD TRAFFIC: News Archive (2019 to 2022)

Colwood

    • Colwood Roads – traffic notices
    • December 2022. Contract awarded for construction of new sidewalks on Owens Road and Benhomer Road to enhance safe routes to Dunsmuir, Wishart, Sangster and Royal Bay schools and support active transportation in Colwood. | Sidewalks – more info

View Royal

  • Saturday November 19. Helmcken Road – CRD Water will be installing a water service connection for 218 Helmcken Road (View Royal Elementary School). Traffic delays 8 am to 4 pm.
  • November 21 to December 2. Street light upgrading along Helmcken Road at the Pheasant Lane and Vickery Road roundabouts. Traffic impacts 9 am to 3 pm.
  • View Royal – municipal page
  • Sooke

    • Sunday February 5. Wounded Warrior Run along Hwy 14. Starts at Sooke Legion at 10 am. From 10 am to 12 noon, expect traffic delays on Hwy 14 from Otter Point Rd to the four-lanes. Full run is from Sooke to Sidney.
    • Highway 14 from Connie Road to Glinz Road.  Drivers accessing Gillespie Road are now 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 feature four lanes, offering improved safety and supporting the expected population increases on south Vancouver Island. | NIGHTIME DRIVING SAFETY: There is no overhead lighting in the construction zone and lane delineation is difficult to determine at night. | Lighting and road markings being added to the construction zone (Nov 25, 2022) | PUBLIC COMMENT about the HWY 14 CONSTRUCTION ZONE |   Winter Driving on Hwy 14 construction zone –  Nov 29, 2022
    • ARCHIVE: November 2022. Sooke Sandbag Station is now located at Ed Macgregor Park, 6751 West Coast Rd (Hwy 14).
    • Saanich & Peninsula

      • December 30. New bus lanes on Hwy 17.  To help speed up the commute to the ferries.

        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.

        HIGHWAYS – SAFETY

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