Traffic

Traffic flows freely under the McKenzie interchange overpass on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 19, 2019. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Ministry anticipates one-month adjustment period for motorists using new McKenzie interchange

New traffic pattern debuts during Thursday morning commute more than three years into construction

Traffic flows freely under the McKenzie interchange overpass on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 19, 2019. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
A crash inside the entrance to Tillicum Mall affected westbound traffic Thursday afternoon. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Traffic on Tillicum Road affected by crash in entrance to Tillicum Mall

Westbound traffic impacted, police and ambulance respond

A crash inside the entrance to Tillicum Mall affected westbound traffic Thursday afternoon. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich Police Department said the most common road safety reports it receives are motor vehicle collisions. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Saanich Police: most common road safety reports are motor vehicle collisions

Police department also hears a “tremendous” amount of complaints from the public about bad driving

Saanich Police Department said the most common road safety reports it receives are motor vehicle collisions. (Black Press Media File Photo)
McKenzie Avenue at Nelthorpe Street came to a standstill on Tuesday Morning, December 10, when a pedestrian was struck by a motorist. (Google)
McKenzie Avenue at Nelthorpe Street came to a standstill on Tuesday Morning, December 10, when a pedestrian was struck by a motorist. (Google)
Night works on Interurban Road between North Road and Dunsterville Avenue Dec. 9-20. (Google)

Night construction means closures for Interurban Road

Traffic interruptions at Interurban Road near Wilkinson Road from Dec. 9 to 20

Night works on Interurban Road between North Road and Dunsterville Avenue Dec. 9-20. (Google)
Semi truck impounded after driver avoids weight scales in Saanich

Semi truck impounded after driver avoids weight scales in Saanich

Driver issued 90-day roadside driving prohibition

Semi truck impounded after driver avoids weight scales in Saanich
A light post was hit by a car and knocked over Tuesday morning, blocking traffic at the intersection of Cook Street and Finlayson Street. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Driver crashes into streetlight in Saanich, blocks traffic at Cook and Finlayson

Crews were still working to clear the intersection just after 9 a.m.

A light post was hit by a car and knocked over Tuesday morning, blocking traffic at the intersection of Cook Street and Finlayson Street. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A ram escaped from a farm in Brentwood Bay on Sunday, slowing traffic on Benvenuto Avenue, but was captured by a local and returned home. (Tristan Chamings)

Escaped ram causes traffic delays in Brentwood Bay Sunday morning

The ram was captured and returned home by local farmer, police

  • Nov 24, 2019
A ram escaped from a farm in Brentwood Bay on Sunday, slowing traffic on Benvenuto Avenue, but was captured by a local and returned home. (Tristan Chamings)
B.C. Ferries are busy on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 24. (Black Press File Photo)

Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen ferries filling fast, sail waits on the horizon for motorists

The 3 p.m. ferry is completely full, other sailings filling fast

  • Nov 24, 2019
B.C. Ferries are busy on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 24. (Black Press File Photo)
Sidewalk construction will affect traffic flow in Saanich on Sunday. (Black Press File Photo)

Sidewalk construction will affect traffic in Saanich

Road works at Quadra Street and Falmouth Road

  • Nov 24, 2019
Sidewalk construction will affect traffic flow in Saanich on Sunday. (Black Press File Photo)
According to UBCM, the probability of survival if a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle travelling at 30 km/h is about 90 per cent, but only 20 per cent at 50 km/h. (Black Press File Photo)

Saanich mayor tasks province with lowering speeds to avoid patchwork of municipal bylaws

Mayor Fred Haynes said it’s also a financial, administrative burden for municipalities

  • Nov 22, 2019
According to UBCM, the probability of survival if a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle travelling at 30 km/h is about 90 per cent, but only 20 per cent at 50 km/h. (Black Press File Photo)
Construction to install a wastewater conveyance pipe under Admirals Bridge begins Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (CRD)

Work begins on Admirals Bridge to install wastewater pipe, possible traffic changes

Construction will take approximately six to eight weeks to complete

  • Nov 19, 2019
Construction to install a wastewater conveyance pipe under Admirals Bridge begins Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (CRD)
Victoria Police can now administer printed tickets which can be paid for or disputed online (Twitter/ @VicPDTraffic)

Victoria police pilot e-tickets for its traffic division

Digitized tickets can now be paid for online

Victoria Police can now administer printed tickets which can be paid for or disputed online (Twitter/ @VicPDTraffic)
Traffic delays expected at Foul Bay and Lansdowne Roads due to water main installation
Traffic delays expected at Foul Bay and Lansdowne Roads due to water main installation
Racers took off at the 2018 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon. (Victoria Marathon photo)

Sunday road closures planned for 40th Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Many downtown roads closed between Saturday night and Sunday afternoon

Racers took off at the 2018 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon. (Victoria Marathon photo)
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