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:

SPECIAL_EVENT on Highway 1 Victoria

La Grande Travers??e from Victoria to Nanaimo, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Mon May 8.: La Grande Travers??e is a national road cycling relay for high school students. The relay will have police escort throughout the province of BC. Motorists to watch for cyclists and obey police escorts. Updated on Tue Apr 25 at 9:03 am PDT. (ID# -63374) (Data by www.DriveBC.ca).

CONSTRUCTION on Highway 1 Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich

Construction Highway 1 on Vancouver Island Westbound Slow Lane Closure at McKenzie Avenue in Saanich because of Construction 7:00 pm to 5:30 am daily starting May 1 through to May 6. Two 15 minute closures both directions from 8:15 pm to 8:30 pm and 9:15 pm to 9:30 pm. Updated on Mon Apr 24 at 1:19 pm PDT. (ID# -63345) (Data by www.DriveBC.ca).

CONSTRUCTION on Highway 1 Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich

Road will be closed in both directions at Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich because of Construction, 8:15 pm to 9:30 pm daily starting May 1 through May 6. Two 15 minute closures, from 8:15 to 8:30pm and 9:15 to 9:30 pm to accommodate blasting. Updated on Mon Apr 24 at 1:17 pm PDT. (ID# -63344) (Data by www.DriveBC.ca).

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

Construction 600 m north of Mackenzie Avenue (200 m south and 300 m north of Grange Rd) in Saanich 7:00 pm to 5:30 am daily starting May 1 through May 6. Outside/slow northbound lane closure will be in effect. Traffic control on site. Updated on Mon Apr 24 at 1:09 pm PDT. (ID# -63343) (Data by www.DriveBC.ca).