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McKenzie Avenue Upgrade -- Shelbourne Street to Finnerty Road

 

    Action Plan Canada

BACKGROUND

In 2002 the District of Saanich and the University of Victoria began the development of a conceptual road design for Mckenzie Avenue from McGill Road to Haro Road. The intention was to accommodate the growth of the campus and meet the Districts need for sustainable roadways.

Keeping in mind the demographics of the University and the needs of the community, a plan has been created which includes bike lanes, sidewalks, storm water management, and a traffic roundabout at the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Finnerty Road. This plan encourages bike and pedestrian use, while minimizing delay to buses and vehicle traffic and uses landscaped areas to address storm water runoff and to soften the landscape.

Phase One Construction Complete.

This phase of the McKenzie Upgrade project is from approximately 180m west of Gordon Head Road to the University of Victoria entrance at McGill Road. This phase will include the addition of buffered bike lanes in both directions, sidewalk upgrades, bus stop improvements, enhanced intersection geometry to provide better access to the University and overall user safety.

McKenzie Ave. Upgrade - McGill to Haro            

Construction Currently Underway Expect Delays Use Alternate Routes

Construction Limits

Phase Two - Drawing A Construction is complete.

Phase Two - Drawing B Construction is complete.

McCoy Road Pedestrian Facility Upgrade - Construction is complete.

The Mckenzie Avenue Upgrade project spans from McGill Road to 100m past Finnerty Road. This phase includes the addition of buffered bike lanes, landscaped medians, multi-use path upgrades, improved intersection geometry, a roundabout at the Intersection of Finnerty Road, an access point to the CARSA facility, and a bio-retention rain garden to provide storm water management and treatment to road runoff.

The District of Saanich awarded the construction contract to G&E Contracting to complete the McKenzie Road Upgrades.

Phase Three Construction is scheduled for completion in September 2014.

This phase of the McKenzie Avenue Upgrade project is from Shelbourn Street to 180m West of Gordon Head Road. The upgrade will include the extension of the buffered bike lanes, landscaped median island, improved sidewalks, and the removal of a west-bound vehicle lane.

Phase Four -- Concept drawings in progress.

This phase of the Sinclair Road Upgrade project is from 100m east of Finnerty Road to Cadboro Bay Road. The upgrade will include the extension of bike facilities, sidewalks, and new road way.

Once the concepts are refined for this phase, Saanich Engineering will consult with the public and community again. We anticipate this consultation in late 2014.

If you have questions or comments, please contact the project manager, Brad Ormiston at brad.ormiston@saanich.ca .

 

Last modified: July 25, 2014