Traffic

Starting Friday night, southbound traffic on Highway 1 at Mckenzie will have reduced lanes expected to last into early Saturday morning. (Transportation BC/Twitter)

McKenzie Interchange work means Friday night lane closures

The southbound closures are expected to last from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Starting Friday night, southbound traffic on Highway 1 at Mckenzie will have reduced lanes expected to last into early Saturday morning. (Transportation BC/Twitter)
The 1400-block of Quadra Street between Johnson and Pandora will be closed on Oct. 3 (Google Maps)

Crane installation causes traffic closure for downtown Quadra Street block

The 1400-block of Quadra Street will be closed to traffic on Oct. 4

The 1400-block of Quadra Street between Johnson and Pandora will be closed on Oct. 3 (Google Maps)
The intersection at Fort Street and Blanshard will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Fort Street closure planned for Sunday

A whole block of the downtown Victoria street will be shut down from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The intersection at Fort Street and Blanshard will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Traffic lights out on Highway 1 at McKenzie

Traffic lights out on Highway 1 at McKenzie

Major delays are expected for the morning on the Trans-Canada Highway

Traffic lights out on Highway 1 at McKenzie
Residents concerned about safety near McKenzie Interchange call on MLA

Residents concerned about safety near McKenzie Interchange call on MLA

The neighbours met with MLA Rob Fleming for support in their quest for a safer intersection

Residents concerned about safety near McKenzie Interchange call on MLA
Traffic congestion expected from June 3-14 as the intersection at Quadra Street and Glandford Ave. is reduced to a single lane. (Google Maps)

Expect traffic delays at busy Saanich intersection

Quadra Street at Glanford Avenue reduced to one lane starting June 3

Traffic congestion expected from June 3-14 as the intersection at Quadra Street and Glandford Ave. is reduced to a single lane. (Google Maps)
The east-bound lane of Bay Street Bridge will remain closed until October (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

City says traffic pattern on Bay Street Bridge will stay as is until October

Commuters began facing long waits on Tuesday morning after the east-bound lane was closed

The east-bound lane of Bay Street Bridge will remain closed until October (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The 5K Community Run in Esquimalt on April will affect traffic (screenshot)

Esquimalt 5K community run happening April 6

The run will affect traffic on Saturday morning

The 5K Community Run in Esquimalt on April will affect traffic (screenshot)
First responders on site investigating an auto incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Police to sweep minor auto accidents to side of the road, get traffic moving

Good news for drivers as police given powers to sweep minor crash scenes to the side of the road

First responders on site investigating an auto incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Crews removing upturned crane truck in Central Saanich

Crews removing upturned crane truck in Central Saanich

Lochside Drive is expected to reopen Friday afternoon

Crews removing upturned crane truck in Central Saanich
A three-car accident at Highway 17 and Island View Rd. is causing delays (file contributed)

Three-car accident causing traffic on Pat Bay Highway

North-bound traffic down to one lane, South-bound traffic backing up

A three-car accident at Highway 17 and Island View Rd. is causing delays (file contributed)
Work on the Johnson Street Bridge has required the old bridge to remain raised the past two days. The City of Victoria is targeting a 5 p.m. Monday reopening of the old bridge, so commuters heading west may wish to plan an alternate route home. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Target reopening time for Johnson Street Bridge remains 5 p.m. today

Commuters to Esquimalt, Victoria West and West Shore advised to plan alternate route to be safe

Work on the Johnson Street Bridge has required the old bridge to remain raised the past two days. The City of Victoria is targeting a 5 p.m. Monday reopening of the old bridge, so commuters heading west may wish to plan an alternate route home. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Traffic along Skinner Street in Victoria West leading up to the Bay Street Bridge is backed up longer than usual today due to the closure of the Johnson Street Bridge for construction work on the new span. Drivers are asked to use alternate routes if possible, such as Burnside Road or further inland.

Bridge closure causes traffic mess in Victoria’s western approaches

Johnson Street Bridge expected to be opened later this afternoon

Traffic along Skinner Street in Victoria West leading up to the Bay Street Bridge is backed up longer than usual today due to the closure of the Johnson Street Bridge for construction work on the new span. Drivers are asked to use alternate routes if possible, such as Burnside Road or further inland.
Nick Armstrong (at centre with sign), with the City of Victoria Transportation and Operations department, alerts drivers to the new no turn right on a red light rules when the Pandora bike lanes opened in May. (Don Denton/Victoria News)

EDITORIAL: Traffic study makes sense

Development, bike lanes and demographic changes all affect traffic flow

  • Dec 8, 2017
Nick Armstrong (at centre with sign), with the City of Victoria Transportation and Operations department, alerts drivers to the new no turn right on a red light rules when the Pandora bike lanes opened in May. (Don Denton/Victoria News)
Traffic flow in busy downtown intersections, like this one at Johnson and Wharf streets, could be the subject of a study if it is approved in the 2018 city budget. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Downtown traffic signal study on city’s radar for 2018 budget

Bike lanes, aging demographic, and development affect traffic flow

Traffic flow in busy downtown intersections, like this one at Johnson and Wharf streets, could be the subject of a study if it is approved in the 2018 city budget. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
A view from Carey Road, looking towards the Pat Bay Highway, of afternoon traffic moving along McKenzie Avenue. Don Denton/News staff

Establishment of a Capital Region transportation service passes first hurdle

CRD board agrees on bylaw, but voter assent needed to move forward

A view from Carey Road, looking towards the Pat Bay Highway, of afternoon traffic moving along McKenzie Avenue. Don Denton/News staff
VicPD arrested a suspected impaired driver this morning on Craigflower Road. Victoria News files

Suspected impaired driver arrested after Victoria rear-end crash

Prohibited from driving three weeks ago, driver blows twice the legal alcohol limit this time

VicPD arrested a suspected impaired driver this morning on Craigflower Road. Victoria News files