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.

You can learn more and continue to provide input by:

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 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).