Welcome to the McKenzie Interchange Project engagement website.

The purpose of this website is to provide you with information about the McKenzie Interchange Project and allow you an opportunity to provide input and share your thoughts throughout the project. Note that project communications will be limited during the writ period of the election:  see the notice in the right margin for more information.

The Province of B.C. and the Government of Canada are investing $85 million in the development and construction of the McKenzie Interchange Project, a new interchange on the Trans-Canada Highway at the Intersection with Admirals Road and McKenzie Avenue in Saanich. The intersection is the number one bottleneck on Vancouver Island. The project will help improve traffic flow in the Capital Regional District, while reducing collisions and improving pedestrian and cyclist safety.

The final design announced in spring 2016 reflects input from the public and many stakeholders, including the District of Saanich and other local governments, community associations, cycling groups, First Nations, emergency service providers, park stewards, nearby schools and BC Transit. Construction began on September 29, 2016.

You can learn more and continue to provide input by:

 

Current Traffic Advisories

For the most up-to-date travel information and all traffic advisories, please check DriveBC.

The following is an aggregate of DriveBC traffic advisories for the construction area:

CONSTRUCTION on Highway 1 0.6 km north of Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich

Construction 600m north of Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich (200m South and 300m North of Grange Road)7:00 pm to 5:30 am daily starting Jul 24 through Jul 29. Right/outside North and Southbound lane closures will be in effect. Updated on Tue Jul 18 at 3:43 pm PDT. (ID# -65237) (Data by www.DriveBC.ca).

CONSTRUCTION on Highway 1 Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich

Road will be closed in both directions for 2 x 15 minute intervals at Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich to facilitate safe blasting. From 8:15 to 8:30pm and from 9:15 to 9:30pm daily starting Jul 24 through Jul 29. Updated on Tue Jul 18 at 3:38 pm PDT. (ID# -65236) (Data by www.DriveBC.ca).

CONSTRUCTION on Highway 1 1 km north of Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich

Exploratory work 1 km north of Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich (between Bute St, Wilkinson Rd and Grange Rd) 8:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 to 05:00 am on Thurs Jul 27. Southbound fast lane closure, switching to slow lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Jul 13 at 2:22 pm PDT. (ID# -65174) (Data by www.DriveBC.ca).

CONSTRUCTION on Highway 1 Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich

Road reopened at Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich. Updated on Sat Jul 22 at 9:37 pm PDT. (ID# -65127) (Data by www.DriveBC.ca).