Traffic & Trails Advisories



  • mckeznie-rockblasting-map-nov1816Ongoing in 2017. McKenzie Interchange (McKenzie/Admirals at Hwy 1). Traffic interruptions will be intermittent. During the day the traffic waits will be about 15 minutes long, affecting drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. There will be no construction activity on Sundays or statutory holidays.




Friday, June 9 ~ TRAFFIC ADVISORY for June 9 to 16. Expect minor traffic delays on Hwy 1 northbound at Leigh Road in Langford starting today. There will be barrier glare guard maintenance being done, 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, starting June 9 through June 16. Please use caution around the construction site says Mainroad South Island.

Thursday, June 8 ~ VICTORIA AREA. The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has issued a traffic advisory about McKenzie Avenue and Highway 1 construction closures coming up June 12 to 16.

Between Monday June 12 and Friday June 16, travellers are advised of overnight closures, detours and delays on McKenzie Avenue and Highway 1 as part of the McKenzie interchange construction.

The following closures will allow crews to install the Galloping Goose Trail bridge over McKenzie Avenue and the temporary pedestrian/cyclist bridge over Highway 1:

> Monday, June 12, from 11 p.m. to Tuesday, June 13, at 5:30 a.m. McKenzie Avenue will be closed between Burnside Road W and Highway 1.
Tuesday, June 13, from 11 p.m. to Wednesday, June 14, at 5:30 a.m. McKenzie Avenue will be closed between Burnside Road W and Highway 1.
> Friday, June 16, from midnight to 5:30 a.m. Highway 1 will be closed between McKenzie Avenue / Admirals Road and the Helmcken interchange.

MOTI says that every effort will be made to open these routes as quickly as possible, as soon as it is safe for both the construction crews and the travelling public. The work schedule may change due to weather and other conditions.

All travellers including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are advised to plan alternative routes and to allow for extra time. Please also obey traffic control personnel and construction speed limits, and watch for workers and highway message boards. For up-to-date traffic advisories:

The interchange, when complete, is expected to improve travel times between core areas, Saanich and the western communities of Colwood, Langford and beyond to Sooke.



  • None at this time.

SOOKE AREA (and west to Port Renfrew)

  •  June 19 to 29West Coast Road (Highway 14) at Rosemund Bridge (20 km west of Shirley), expect minor delays through single-lane alternating traffic, 8am to 5pm, says Mainroad South Island.


  • None at this time.



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