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.
The Province of B.C. and the Government of Canada are investing $96 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. Highway 1 at the McKenzie Interchange was opened to free-flowing traffic on December 19, 2019. The entire project, including the loop ramp, landscaping and transit facilities, is now expected to finish by summer 2020.
You can learn more and continue to provide input by:
- Visiting this site for project updates
- Sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Calling 250 387-8700
- Signing up to receive email updates to get more information
- Checking out the construction updates.
McKenzie Interchange Plan (click to enlarge)
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 at Exit 6: McKenzie Ave
Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island), in both directions. Road construction work at Exit 6: McKenzie Ave (Saanich). Expect delays. Traffic pattern change in effect. NB & SB Hwy 1 thru traffic stay left under the underpass. McKenzie/Admirals traffic exit right off Hwy 1 at off ramps. 60 km/hr construction speed zone in effect 24/7. Last updated Thu Dec 19 at 7:58 AM PST. (DBC-2630)
CONSTRUCTION on Highway 1 Burnside Rd W
[Truncated] Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island), southbound. Construction work between Burnside Rd W and Tolmie Lane for 2.2 km (Saanich). Until Fri Jan 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM PST. SB traffic changes btwn Burnside Bridge and south of Tillicum Rd. Through Dec 15 24 hrs per day. Boleskine/Saanich/Hwy 1 Intersection will be controlled by traffic personnel from 7:00pm Dec 18, 2019 to 5:00am Dec 19, 2019. SB periodic lane closures between Tillicum Rd and Kelvin Rd 7 PM to 5:30 AM through Jan 2020. Left turn