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 $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 and the interchange is expected to open to traffic in summer 2019.
You can learn more and continue to provide input by:
- Visiting this site for project updates
- Sending an email to email@example.com
- 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 Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich
Paving and lane shifts between Mackenzie Avenue and the Burnside Road off-ramp 9:00 pm to 5:30 am daily starting Aug 25 through Aug 31. 60 km/hr construction speed zone in effect 24/7. Updated on Mon Aug 20 at 2:11 pm PDT. (ID# -70935)
CONSTRUCTION on Highway 1 0.8 km south of Mackenzie Avenue in Saanich
Construction at Mckenzie Ave. from 900 metres north & 800 metres south of McKenzie 8:00 pm to 5:30 am nightly until further notice. Traffic at Highway 1 and McKenzie/Admirals intersection is now operating under the new temporary signals. Blasting is ongoing resulting in traffic stoppages of up to 15 minutes between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm. 60 km/hr construction speed zone in effect 24/7. Updated on Tue Jun 19 at 1:09 pm PDT. (ID# -69853)