Cedar Hill Cross Road upgrades begin tomorrow

February 15, 2022

News release

For immediate release

Cedar Hill Cross Road upgrades begin tomorrow

Saanich, BC – The District of Saanich will begin work tomorrow on improvements to Cedar Hill Cross Road which will be completed by February 18.

“This work is in response to the community’s desire to see immediate safety improvements on this section of road,” said Mayor Fred Haynes. “We heard you and we are taking action.”

Public Works crews will install:

  • delineators on the centreline on either side of the crosswalk near Merriman Drive;
  • a new street light overtop of the crosswalk;
  • new rectangular rapid flashing beacons to replace round flashing beacons;
  • new delineators along Cedar Hill Cross Road providing separation from the road and asphalt sidewalk;
  • an advanced crosswalk ahead advisory sign; and
  • “single file” advisory signs in both approaches.

Work will also include tightening and normalizing the approaches of Merriman Drive and Jennifer Road with pavement markings and delineators. In addition, Saanich Police will install a temporary speed reader board.

Single lane traffic disruptions will occur during the work.

Next steps

The Administrative Traffic Committee will discuss this segment of road and provide recommendations to continue working toward long-term improvements in this area. A Council liaison and Engineering and Police staff make up this technical committee. Saanich remains committed to improving road safety across the District for all users.


Media contact:
Megan Catalano
Communications Manager