Traffic

A mid-block sign on Humboldt Street between Blanshard and Quadra streets gives motorists and cyclists instruction on how to use the newly reconfigured roadway. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)

VIDEO: New bike lanes on Victoria street leave some drivers confused

Drivers in single centre lane must yield to cyclists when moving over for oncoming vehicles

A mid-block sign on Humboldt Street between Blanshard and Quadra streets gives motorists and cyclists instruction on how to use the newly reconfigured roadway. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)
Greater Victoria cycling and walking groups are calling for improvements to Shelbourne Street, such as barriers and wider sidewalks, to increase pedestrian safety. The groups say the timing is perfect to implement the changes, as traffic has decreased significantly along Shelbourne Street due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Make improvements now to Shelbourne Sreet: Greater Victoria cycling, pedestrian groups

Pandemic-related lifestyle changes make sidewalk widening, other safety improvements timely

  • Jul 23, 2020
Greater Victoria cycling and walking groups are calling for improvements to Shelbourne Street, such as barriers and wider sidewalks, to increase pedestrian safety. The groups say the timing is perfect to implement the changes, as traffic has decreased significantly along Shelbourne Street due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich residents can expect about three weeks of construction at the intersection of Shelbourne Street and McKenzie Avenue as part of the street improvement project. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Saanich warns of ongoing night work at the Shelbourne, McKenzie intersection

Construction expected to take three weeks to complete

Saanich residents can expect about three weeks of construction at the intersection of Shelbourne Street and McKenzie Avenue as part of the street improvement project. (District of Saanich/Twitter)
Responders deal with a truck overturned on Millstream Road July 10, 2020. (Jimmy Page photo)

Turned over truck impedes traffic in Langford

Truck at the side of Millstream Road near Western Speedway

Responders deal with a truck overturned on Millstream Road July 10, 2020. (Jimmy Page photo)
A vehicle left Sooke Road at Colwood Corners Monday morning. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

UPDATE: Traffic moving again after crash at Colwood Corners

Morning commute stalled after vehicle leaves Sooke Road

A vehicle left Sooke Road at Colwood Corners Monday morning. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Garden waste drop off at the Saanich Parks and Public Works yard has been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Two-hour waits for yard waste drop-off in Saanich not a police matter

First hour after opening is busiest, two hour waits expected, District spokesperson says

Garden waste drop off at the Saanich Parks and Public Works yard has been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (District of Saanich/Twitter)
VicPD is responding to a collision involving three drivers near the intersection of Hillside Avenue and Douglas Street. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD is responding to a collision involving three drivers near the intersection of Hillside Avenue and Douglas Street. (Black Press Media file photo)
Traffic will be reduced to single lane in both directions on Highway 1 at the McKenzie Interchange between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Traffic will be reduced to single lane in both directions on Highway 1 at the McKenzie Interchange between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes says staff are constantly monitoring residents’ road safety concerns. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes says staff are constantly monitoring residents’ road safety concerns. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Fire Department is investigating an explosion that caused a window to blow out and damaged the structural frame of an apartment building on Douglas Street. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)

Victoria Fire Department investigating explosion at supportive housing complex

The explosion blew out a window and caused damage to the frame of the building

The Victoria Fire Department is investigating an explosion that caused a window to blow out and damaged the structural frame of an apartment building on Douglas Street. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)
The District of Saanich approves concept to make West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake/Sparton Road intersection a signalled intersection. (Saanich/McElhanney Consulting Services)

Saanich gives green light for new intersection concept

Construction for light-controlled intersection starts fall 2020

The District of Saanich approves concept to make West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake/Sparton Road intersection a signalled intersection. (Saanich/McElhanney Consulting Services)
Lineups at Costco in Langford made their way outside the building Friday morning. (Courtesy of Frederique Jalliet-Grewal)
Lineups at Costco in Langford made their way outside the building Friday morning. (Courtesy of Frederique Jalliet-Grewal)
Tree removal may impact traffic in Colwood Tuesday and Wednesday

Tree removal may impact traffic in Colwood Tuesday and Wednesday

Crews near intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Latoria Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tree removal may impact traffic in Colwood Tuesday and Wednesday
The driver of a dump truck causes three-car fender-bender heading north on Jacklin Road. (Courtesy of Marc Belanger/Facebook)

Dump truck driver triggers three-car crash in Langford

UPDATE A driver of a dump truck caused a three-car fender-bender on Jacklin Road on Feb. 24

The driver of a dump truck causes three-car fender-bender heading north on Jacklin Road. (Courtesy of Marc Belanger/Facebook)
A “serious collision” has shut down Highway 97 in both directions just south of Prince George. (Observer File Photo)

One dead in multi-vehicle collision involving logging truck on northern B.C. highway

DriveBC says highway expected to remain closed until 8 p.m.

A “serious collision” has shut down Highway 97 in both directions just south of Prince George. (Observer File Photo)
Water bubbles from a cement crack at Cedar Hill rd. and Cedar Hill Cross Rd. Feb. 18, 2020 (Sarah Schuchard/News Staff)

Saanich Police say bubbling pavement poses no threat to public

Resident reports water coming from cracked pavement at Cedar Hill Road and Cedar Hill Cross Road

Water bubbles from a cement crack at Cedar Hill rd. and Cedar Hill Cross Rd. Feb. 18, 2020 (Sarah Schuchard/News Staff)
A car was on fire in a Victoria parking lot at the corner of Douglas and Tolmie Ave. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Car bursts into flames near Mayfair Mall

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined

A car was on fire in a Victoria parking lot at the corner of Douglas and Tolmie Ave. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
West Shore RCMP is reminding drivers to stay vigilant for pedestrians at intersections and crosswalks after two incidents in the past week. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP reminds drivers to watch for pedestrians following two incidents

Officials seek dashcam footage after pedestrian pinned under vehicle in Langford

West Shore RCMP is reminding drivers to stay vigilant for pedestrians at intersections and crosswalks after two incidents in the past week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hwy. 4 at Kennedy Hill will be shut down for 24 hours to allow crews to remove a bridge installed after a blasting mishap caused a rockslide on Jan. 23. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

Planned 24-hour closure looms for Tofino-Ucluelet highway

Highway 4 at Kennedy Hill will be shut down from 11 a.m. Feb. 22 to at 11 a.m. Feb. 23

Hwy. 4 at Kennedy Hill will be shut down for 24 hours to allow crews to remove a bridge installed after a blasting mishap caused a rockslide on Jan. 23. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
Hwy. 4 at Kennedy Hill will be shut down for 24 hours this weekend to allow crews to remove a bridge installed after a blasting mishap caused a rockslide on Jan. 23. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

UPDATED: Tofino-Ucluelet highway reopens after 24-hour closure

Hwy. 4 at Kennedy Hill will be shut down from 11 a.m. Feb. 22 to at 11 a.m. Feb. 23.

Hwy. 4 at Kennedy Hill will be shut down for 24 hours this weekend to allow crews to remove a bridge installed after a blasting mishap caused a rockslide on Jan. 23. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)