During construction, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is committed to minimize delays and maximize predictability for all commuters (drivers, transit users, cyclists and pedestrians) by undertaking the majority of work outside of peak traffic periods.  The ministry will not allow lane closures for construction on Sundays, statutory holidays, or during the hours of 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Nighttime work may include 15-30 minute traffic stoppages and advance notice will be provided. The contractor may work throughout the night for some activities, but every effort will be made to keep noise minimal for nearby residents.

Regular updates and advance notification will be provided as needed through DriveBC, social media, traffic advisories, and changeable message signs.

In addition, ministry staff will be monitoring traffic throughout to ensure any delays related to construction are minimal.


Six Month Look Ahead









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 Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich

Maintenance from Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich to Exit to Helmcken Road, in View Royal (1.5 km), 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thu May 24. Updated on Wed May 23 at 12:11 pm PDT. (ID# -69300) (Data by www.DriveBC.ca).

CONSTRUCTION on Highway 1 1.4 km south of Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich

The Seaton Street pedestrian underpass will be closed for construction from May 28th to July 18th. Please use alternate route. Updated on Fri May 18 at 9:31 am PDT. (ID# -69214) (Data by www.DriveBC.ca).

CONSTRUCTION on Highway 1 Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich

Construction at Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich, from 900m North and 800m South of MacKenzie, 8:00 pm to 5:30 am daily starting Feb 20 until further notice. Expect minor interruptions for ongoing construction. Allow for additional travel time through the site. 60 km/hr construction speed zone in effect 24/7. Updated on Tue Feb 20 at 10:10 pm PST. (ID# -67670) (Data by www.DriveBC.ca).


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