Road conditions

West Saanich Road between Prospect Lake Road and Hartland Avenue will be closed until up to Nov. 18 while road damage is assessed. (Google Maps)

Storm aftermath closes chunk of West Saanich Road

Closure expected for up to 48 hours, according to district

 

Road flooded signs are everywhere around North Cowichan. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Rain finally subsides, but flood damage extensive in Cowichan region

Still no direct access to Chemainus from the south due to road closures

 

A pedestrian is seen crossing the street in North Vancouver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Nearly half of all B.C. crashes involving pedestrians happen between October and January

Collisions injure 2,600, kill 57 pedestrians on average each year in B.C.

 

Caelum Murdock (left), Avery Murdock, and Dean Murdock walk on a shoulder of the road in Saanich en route to school. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Better Mobility Saanich advocates for safer back-to-school travel

Saanich residents asked to provide feedback on where improved infrastructure is needed

Caelum Murdock (left), Avery Murdock, and Dean Murdock walk on a shoulder of the road in Saanich en route to school. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Birds of prey such as eagles are drawn to roadways by rodents after human waste tossed on the road. (Courtesy Wild ARC)

As days get shorter Greater Victoria drivers need to slow down: wildlife expert

BC SPCA Wild ARC reports notable increase of animal-vehicle collisions in the last decade

Birds of prey such as eagles are drawn to roadways by rodents after human waste tossed on the road. (Courtesy Wild ARC)
A Saanich resident has expressed concern about a damaged long curve barrier at Charlton and Burnside West on the Prospect Lake loop that he said is long overdue for repair and maintenance. (Photo courtesy of George Fitch)

Unrepaired safety barrier on Charlton and Burnside West worries Saanich residents

The barrier on the Prospect Lake loop hasn’t been repaired for at least two years, says resident

A Saanich resident has expressed concern about a damaged long curve barrier at Charlton and Burnside West on the Prospect Lake loop that he said is long overdue for repair and maintenance. (Photo courtesy of George Fitch)
Between 2011 and 2020 in B.C., 12 roadside workers were killed and 207 injured. Last year, 23 workers were injured being struck by a motor vehicle. (Courtesy of Work Zone Safety Alliance)

Road Safety at Work promotes caution on the roads following 207 worker injuries in last nine years

Greatest risk to roadside workers is a vehicle driven through their workplace: WorkSafeBC

Between 2011 and 2020 in B.C., 12 roadside workers were killed and 207 injured. Last year, 23 workers were injured being struck by a motor vehicle. (Courtesy of Work Zone Safety Alliance)
Cyclists in Saanich are concerned for their safety on Burnside Road West near Prospect Lake Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rumble strips removed from Saanich’s Burnside Road West improvements

Cyclists opposed to plan relieved to hear their voices were heard

Cyclists in Saanich are concerned for their safety on Burnside Road West near Prospect Lake Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
Major road construction of Highway 14 in Sooke has caused long lineups. Sooke Mayor Maja Tait called a recent traffic delay ‘horrible’ for commuters. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Highway 14 traffic delays pave way for work plan review

Recent delays left Sooke commuters in lineup for up to three hours

Major road construction of Highway 14 in Sooke has caused long lineups. Sooke Mayor Maja Tait called a recent traffic delay ‘horrible’ for commuters. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Single lane alternating traffic will be in place at Latoria Boulevard and Metchosin Road from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. (Courtesy Tavola Strategy Group)

Upgrades to drainage means lane closures for Metchosin Road traffic in Colwood

Intersection upgrades will improve access to Royal Beach and Royal Bay

Single lane alternating traffic will be in place at Latoria Boulevard and Metchosin Road from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. (Courtesy Tavola Strategy Group)
Hwy. 4 was shut down in both directions for 10 hours on March 23 as a rock bluff was blasted as part of Kennedy Hill’s ongoing construction. Commuters can expect five more 10 hour closures on five consecutive Wednesdays beginning April 28. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Five 10-hour Pacific Rim highway closures planned in the next 6 weeks

Closures needed for rock blasting as part of the Kennedy Hill Safety Improvement project.

Hwy. 4 was shut down in both directions for 10 hours on March 23 as a rock bluff was blasted as part of Kennedy Hill’s ongoing construction. Commuters can expect five more 10 hour closures on five consecutive Wednesdays beginning April 28. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
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Traffic delays expected on Monday from highway construction in Sooke

Single-lane alternating traffic between Otter Road and Caldwell Road

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Single-lane alternating traffic will be in place on Highway 14 in Sooke on Saturday and Monday. (File - Pixabay)

Traffic delays expected on Highway 14 on Saturday and Monday

The work will occur on Highway 14 from Otter Point Road to Atherley Close Road in Sooke

Single-lane alternating traffic will be in place on Highway 14 in Sooke on Saturday and Monday. (File - Pixabay)
A Saanich roadway improvement project that took place along Haliburton Road between the Pat Bay Highway and Wesley Road concluded in October – making the area safer for all road users. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Haliburton Road upgrades make roadway safer for pedestrians, cyclists

Work completed in eight months with budget of $600,000

A Saanich roadway improvement project that took place along Haliburton Road between the Pat Bay Highway and Wesley Road concluded in October – making the area safer for all road users. (District of Saanich/Twitter)
Larry Whetstone is concerned about the condition of Jeffries Road, where he has lived for 30 years. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Poor condition of rural road in Cowichan has resident fed up

Transportation Ministry says repair plan under development

Larry Whetstone is concerned about the condition of Jeffries Road, where he has lived for 30 years. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
With winter months drawing closer, BC RCMP Traffic Services are reminding drivers to be prepared, and drive safely. (Pixabay)

Be prepared and drive safely, say BC RCMP as winter draws closer

Police provide list of ways to stay safe while driving in winter conditions

With winter months drawing closer, BC RCMP Traffic Services are reminding drivers to be prepared, and drive safely. (Pixabay)
Caroline Sousa, Bela Spick and her son Mateo marched along Prospect Lake Road in November 2019 to bring attention to the unsafe conditions and speeds at which people drive on the road. (Black Press Media file photo)
Caroline Sousa, Bela Spick and her son Mateo marched along Prospect Lake Road in November 2019 to bring attention to the unsafe conditions and speeds at which people drive on the road. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Sooke has announced plans for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the town’s roadway system, including a portion of Pyrite Drive, from Grant Road to Talc Place. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)

Is your local intersection or road slated for improvements?

Sooke’s $3.4-million road improvement program heads into third year

The District of Sooke has announced plans for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the town’s roadway system, including a portion of Pyrite Drive, from Grant Road to Talc Place. (Kevin Laird – Sooke News Mirror)
Stan Coleman from Huu-ay-aht First Nations escaped serious injury but his car totalled when dust obscured his vision while driving on Bamfield Road, and he collided with the back of a logging truck. (PHOTO COURTESY STAN COLEMAN)

Vancouver Island First Nations urge caution driving Bamfield Road after serious crash

Dust obscured driver’s vision on logging road with destructive reputation

Stan Coleman from Huu-ay-aht First Nations escaped serious injury but his car totalled when dust obscured his vision while driving on Bamfield Road, and he collided with the back of a logging truck. (PHOTO COURTESY STAN COLEMAN)
Heavy fog can be seen on the Malahat summit Tuesday morning. (DriveBC traffic camera)

Drivers reminded to slow down, turn lights on as heavy fog covers Malahat

DriveBC traffic cams show fog disperses near Tunnel Hill

Heavy fog can be seen on the Malahat summit Tuesday morning. (DriveBC traffic camera)