Safety first. 30km/h set to be the new limit on Prospect Lake Road following safety review

November 30, 2020

Media release

For immediate release 

Safety first. 30km/h set to be the new limit on Prospect Lake Road following safety review

Saanich, BC – In March 2020, the District of Saanich, ICBC and McElhanney Ltd. Consultants undertook a Traffic Operations and Safety Review of Prospect Lake Rd. The review was completed in July and the final report can be found at

“In this review we worked closely with residents, stakeholder groups, the community association and consultants. The outcome has been several recommendation and we are pleased about seeing the results of these improvements put to work in the community,” said Mayor Fred Haynes. “Reducing speeds along this section of the corridor is an additional item to improve the safety and comfort of everybody on the road. We encourage all road users to be safe, courteous and to watch out for one another as we make these improvements.”

One of the recommendations in the report is to reduce the statutory speed limit from 50km/h to 30km/h between Estelline Rd. and Goward Rd. as shown on the map below. On December 1, 2020 the District of Saanich will follow through on this recommendation and will post the new speed limit at 30km/h.

Additional improvements

Other improvements completed and underway include the installation of a centerline rumble strip South of Munn Rd, a roadside barrier and single lane yield point to reduce speeds at Calvert Park and a major reconstruction of the West Saanich and Prospect Lake Rd. intersection to provide fully protected pedestrian and cyclist crossings for Interurban trail users and to improve connectivity within the rural village.

Other speed limits in Saanich

This project is independent of the three year pilot project to lower the default speed limit on residential roads — those without a centre yellow line — to 40 km/h from 50 km/h.


Media contact
Harley Machielse, Director of Engineering