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. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure anticipates removing the traffic lights on Highway 1 by this upcoming winter. 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:

McKenzie Interchange Plan (click to enlarge)

McKenzie Interchange Plan Birds Eye View

 

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). 900m north to 800m south of McKenzie. Traffic pattern changes on McKenzie Ave and Admirals Rd ongoing until Oct 15. Possible delays between 8:00 pm to 5:30 am nightly until further notice. 60 km/hr construction speed zone in effect 24/7. Last updated Thu Nov 7 at 2:50 PM PST. (DBC-2630)

INCIDENT on Highway 1 Tolmie Lane

Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island). Wildlife advisory in effect between Tolmie Lane and West Shore Pky for 13.8 km (Langford to 1 km south of Saanich). Last updated Wed Nov 13 at 6:27 AM PST. (DBC-13255)

INCIDENT on Highway 17 Tolmie Ave

Highway 17. Wildlife advisory in effect between Tolmie Ave and Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal for 29.0 km (1 km north of Victoria to North Saanich). Last updated Wed Nov 13 at 6:28 AM PST. (DBC-13257)

WEATHER_CONDITION on Highway 1 Tolmie Lane

Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island). Limited visibility with fog between Tolmie Lane and Mt Sicker Rd for 69.6 km (Saanich to 2 km south of Chemainus). Last updated Wed Nov 13 at 11:09 AM PST. (DBCRCON-35429)

WEATHER_CONDITION on Highway 17 Tolmie Ave

Highway 17. Limited visibility with fog between Tolmie Ave and Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal for 29.0 km (1 km north of Victoria to North Saanich). Last updated Wed Nov 13 at 11:09 AM PST. (DBCRCON-35431)