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#921 Mike K.

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 08:59 AM

Minister Stone to reveal McKenzie interchange design next week

 

Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation, is set to reveal the final design for the McKenzie interchange project next week. The chosen interchange design will be revealed during an announcement scheduled for 9AM on Tuesday morning at the legislature.


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 10:15 AM

Minister Stone to reveal McKenzie interchange design next week

 

Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation, is set to reveal the final design for the McKenzie interchange project next week. The chosen interchange design will be revealed during an announcement scheduled for 9AM on Tuesday morning at the legislature.

 

I bet its Option 2 - partial cloverleaf.



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Posted 20 April 2016 - 10:18 AM

I bet its Option 2 - partial cloverleaf.


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 10:19 AM

Whatever it is, there will be cries from the GVCC/GTCA/CARS that it doesn't have enough bike/walk/bus infrastructure...


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 10:21 AM

Whatever it is, there will be cries from the GVCC/GTCA/CARS that it doesn't have enough bike/walk/bus infrastructure...


GT for sure but I don't think you'll hear that from the spandex.

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 10:28 AM

I'm actually pleased with the bike infra, even though it's not ideal.  As an area resident and parent I'm not happy with how much tree/green space will be lost, especially along the schools.  It will be considerable.  But my pitchfork will stay in the shed on this one.  I'm also not convinced the project will improve morning traffic coming into town, as Tillicum and Saanich Road cannot ever get the same treatment, and traffic already backs up at Glanford for the left turners who will be getting a nice 270 degree loop.


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#927 57WestHills

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 11:36 AM

I'm really just terrified for my commute as this work happens. And concerned about the lack of McKenzie / Burnside plan from Saanich; but I've heard quiet whispers maybe something will happen there.

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 11:51 AM

There will be no burnside on ramp.

#929 57WestHills

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 11:54 AM

Yeah I'm talking more about just the alignment / lane lines / light at Burnside

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 12:01 PM

Two on ramps from McKenzie will help for sure.
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 01:25 PM

I bet its Option 2 - partial cloverleaf.

 

A roundabout with an internal transit hub and a rooftop Ferris wheel.


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#932 57WestHills

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 02:48 PM

And a toll booth of course!
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#933 nagel

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:14 AM

I enjoyed the last line of the article

 

http://www.timescolo...hange-1.2239227


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#934 Mike K.

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:23 AM

"He said his design would have similar results using less land with lower impacts on the neighbourhood, but acknowledged that the ministry has told him that his design won’t work."

From similar results to ...won't work. Hmm.
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#935 nagel

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:27 AM

"He said his design would have similar results using less land with lower impacts on the neighbourhood, but acknowledged that the ministry has told him that his design won’t work."

From similar results to ...won't work. Hmm.

Won't work politically for sure.  You can't put a light on the highway only travel for a new interchange.  But Wickson is probably right that southbound the interchange won't help as traffic will still clog up at Tillicum, and at Saanich Road, both of which could never get this sort of treatment.



#936 Mike K.

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:33 AM

For sure traffic will clog up there to some degree, but traffic trying to get onto McKenzie will remove a great deal of congestion, and who knows, maybe some commuters will even opt to change their commute by taking McKenzie.

You've got to start somewhere. You can't just be obtuse and pit yourself against a project because it's not perfect. I get the sense Wickson wants to run for council so his modus operandi is to seek as much attention doing whatever he can to keep his name in the paper.

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#937 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:37 AM

Whatever design was picked it's not going to be perfect.  There is just too much going on at this one location.  Park, transit, Goose.



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:03 AM

McKenzie already backs up at Glanford, so pounding cars through the partial cloverleaf will only get them to that lineup faster.



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:15 AM

Option 2 confirmed: https://news.gov.bc....TRAN0079-000647

 



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:25 AM

 I get the sense Wickson wants to run for council so his modus operandi is to seek as much attention doing whatever he can to keep his name in the paper.

 

Again? 

 

"He called the walking and cycling components of the both options “a terrible disaster,” estimating the overpass for the Galloping Goose trail at double its current length. - See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.XOQyNEne.dpuf"

 

30 years ago today, reactor 4 at Chernobyl blew up.  That was a terrible disaster.  This is someone complaining that the bike lane isn't wide enough...


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