Crash-prone B.C. intersection gets $3 million worth of safety upgrades
By On-Site staffConstruction Health & Safety Infrastructure
Members of the Saanich, B.C. community wanted its province government to improve safety at the Highway 17/Sayward Road intersection in Saanich, B.C., and today they got their wish.
The intersection will be receiving $3-million worth of upgrades for improving safety, courtesy of funding from the Province of British Columbia.
The project will include an overhead “congestion ahead” sign northbound on Highway 17; northbound acceleration and deceleration lanes on Sayward Road; the relocation of the northbound bus stop with a transit queue jump lane and improvements to the southbound bus stop.
“Moving forward on safety improvements at the Pat Bay Highway/Sayward Road intersection is a priority for my ministry,” stated Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom. “This investment will go a long way towards improving safety at one of the region’s most crash-prone intersections.”
Construction is expected to start in the spring of 2013.
Source: The Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.