Work to widen the deadly stretch of road between Leigh Road and the Westshore Parkway in Langford will begin this fall. (Google Maps)

Highway 1 four-laning project in Langford begins this fall

Project tender for work between Leigh Road, Westshore Parkway closes end of July

Work to widen Highway 1 to four lanes in Langford will begin this fall.

According to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the work will take place as planned between Leigh Road and the West Shore Parkway.

A specific timeline for the work and impacts to traffic will be made available when the tender closes at the end of July and a pre-construction meeting with the successful proponent takes place.

READ MORE: Langford mayor, motorists call for immediate upgrades to deadly stretch of Trans-Canada Highway

READ MORE: Ministry to install temporary reflective delineators on Trans-Canada Highway in Langford

Other safety improvements to the deadly section of road were completed this spring.

As a short-term safety improvement, the ministry completed installation of 250 reflective “picket” delineators in early March.

The “picket” delineators were installed over the same 1.25-kilometre section that the four-laning is planned for, to help motorists navigate the highway curve.

Delineators were also installed from approximately 300 metres north of Finlayson Arm Road to about 300 metres south of the Goldstream River Bridge in May.

A ministry spokesperson said more than 300 delineators were installed over approximately 1.6 kilometres.

In addition, two digital speed reader boards were installed in the area in May. The southbound speed reader was installed east of West Shore Parkway and the northbound speed reader was installed east of the Leigh Road overpass.

“This $14-million project will improve safety at the southern gateway to the Malahat,” the spokesperson said.

Data on the number of collisions and closures that have occurred since the safety improvements were installed was not yet available.

READ MORE: Malahat closed an average of once per month, says Ministry of Transportation



karissa.gall@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Sooke and T’Sou’ke Nation receive financial boost for projects

Provincial, federal governments invest millions towards Greater Victoria infrastructure

Rapid bus system could increase frequency, reliability in Greater Victoria

BC Transit studies methods for improving major routes in Capital Region

Victoria man collects 28 bags of trash along two-kilometre stretch of highway

20-year-old spent 12 hours collecting garbage near Thetis Lake

It’s showtime: Victoria theatre reopens with new COVID-19 protocols

Capitol 6 theatre and SilverCity Victoria have reopened with limited seating

13 new B.C. COVID-19 cases, Langley Lodge outbreak ends

Health care outbreaks down to four, 162 cases active

Two injured hikers airlifted from North Vancouver Island Park

Campbell River and Comox Search and Rescue hoist team rescued the injured from Cape Scott Provincial Park

Alberta health minister orders review into response after noose found in hospital in 2016

A piece of rope tied into a noose was found taped to the door of an operating room at the Grande Prairie Hospital in 2016

B.C.’s major rivers surge, sparking flood warnings

A persistent low pressure system over Alberta has led to several days of heavy rain

B.C.’s Indigenous rights law faces 2020 implementation deadline

Pipeline projects carry on as B.C. works on UN goals

‘Mind boggling’: B.C. man $1 million richer after winning Lotto 6/49 a second time

David O’Brien hopes to use his winnings to travel and of course keep playing the lottery

B.C. teacher loses licence after sexual relationships with two recently-graduated students

The teacher won’t be allowed to apply for a teaching certificate until 2035

Lower Mainland teacher facing child pornography charges

Elazar Reshef, 52, has worked in the Delta School District

Most Read