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#2541 Mike K.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 01:35 PM

Pretty hard if you can't speak French, lemme tell ya.

 

And no, they're not truck de tow's.


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#2542 HB

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:29 PM

I saw these lights tonight The video does not do them justice. They mark a crosswalk being used. Pedestrian pushes the button to activate the flashing lights. The white lights around the white pedestrian sign are so bright from 3 blocks away you cant Not see them the orange ones are also just as bright. the 2 orange ones at top are not bright. Victoria needs these at problem cross walks They are built right into the border of the signs. LED's

 


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#2543 exc911ence

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 08:37 PM

Having lights imbedded in the road surface is also an attention grabber.

 


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#2544 nagel

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:25 PM

I was biking to work and there were 6 bikes on Pandora and in two blocks I didn't see a single car. I have no idea what this has to do with road conditions but I had a useless observation I wanted to share and it had to go somewhere.
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#2545 Kach

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:46 PM

I was biking to work and there were 6 bikes on Pandora and in two blocks I didn't see a single car. I have no idea what this has to do with road conditions but I had a useless observation I wanted to share and it had to go somewhere.

 

Ok, this made me laugh.  Thanks Nagel.


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#2546 Mr.B

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:27 AM

Heads up drivers... and nocturnal cyclists.

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: There will be closures at McKenzie Avenue and Highway 1 next week

  • Monday, June 12, from 11 p.m. to Tuesday, June 13, at 5:30 a.m. McKenzie Avenue will be closed between Burnside Road W and Highway 1.
  • Tuesday, June 13, from 11 p.m. to Wednesday, June 14, at 5:30 a.m. McKenzie Avenue will be closed between Burnside Road W and Highway 1.
  • Friday, June 16, from midnight to 5:30 a.m. Highway 1 will be closed between McKenzie Avenue/Admirals Road and the Helmcken interchange.

http://victoriabuzz....ay-1-next-week/



#2547 Linear Thinker

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 10:29 AM

Admirals Rd - Maplebank to Hallowell

From BC Bid,

To improve the safety of the Admirals Road corridor generally between Hallowell Road and Maplebank Road via widening for curb and gutter install, including sidewalks, Capital Regional District trail, improved accesses and turning lanes at Hallowell, See-Nu-Pin, and Maplebank Road including improved corridor lighting, pedestrian crosswalk, and signalization of Maplebank Road. Work includes storm drainage, concrete works, roadway construction, paving, and traffic, quality and environmental management during construction.

The project was awarded to Jacob Brothers for $3,449,300.00

Surveyors are on site this week.


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#2548 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:43 AM

Something opened on the Westshore Connector today.



#2549 malahatdrive

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 08:56 AM

I see this in Goldstream Gazette:

http://www.goldstrea...open-this-fall/

 

"According to Langford’s director of engineering, Michelle Mahovlich, the entire West Shore Parkway project is tracking about six months ahead of schedule and is set to open this fall but could be delayed due to the wildfires in the Interior.

B.C. Hydro has had to reprioritize in the wake of the emergency, mobilizing all of its local installation crews to repair burned out areas, Mahovlich noted. That means the City is now unsure when crews will be able to complete local work.

The West Shore Parkway project consists of nine segments, some of which have already been completed. Work is wrapping up on segments three and four – the middle section – with crews expected to be finished before early fall. Part of that work also includes the closing of Glenshire Drive at Sooke Road. This roadway is scheduled to close Sept. 1 and homes at 1253 to 1300 Glenshrie Dr. will be accessible from a new driveway off of West Shore Parkway.

Segments six, seven and nine are also in the works. Located in the Westhills and Kettle Creek development area, this work includes railway crossings. For Irwin Road to cross the railway tracks at West Shore Parkway, the City was forced to close the crossing at Humpback Road. To facilitate traffic coming from Sooke Road (via Humpback Road) Irwin Road is being extended to meet West Shore Parkway. Construction on this extension is already underway and weather permitting, the roadway should open at the end of the month. Construction on these segments started in October 2016 and is expected to be completed in early fall unless met with delays or complications relating to the weather or wildfires.

Segment eight (the dual left turn lanes on the Trans-Canada Highway) was completed in November 2016, segment five (in Westhills) was completed in June 2016, and segment one (a new signalized intersection and turn lanes on Sooke Road) and segment two (in the Glenshire Industrial Park) were completed in December 2016.

The entire project is estimated to cost $22.5 million and is being funded by the federal and provincial governments and through the City’s road development cost charge program.

The City is also working on some peat deposits just south of Langford Parkway and north of the Westhills turf. This will help stabilize land near the roadway as well as the field in preparation for the new artificial turf. This work is expected to be completed by the end of September.

Next year, the Westhills Land Corp. is expected to begin constructing the Leigh Road extension. That roadway will run south to connect with Langford Parkway. And as part of the future Leigh Road railway crossing project, a left turn lane will be added on Langford Parkway for vehicles travelling eastbound turning north up Leigh Road at a new signalized intersection.

“There’s a lot of big projects being completed,” Mahovlich noted.

Another of those is the Bear Mountain Parkway project, which is steadily moving ahead. This 3.3 km stretch of roadway will run from the Leigh and McCallum roads intersection up Skirt Mountain to meet the existing roadway at the Country Club Way roundabout. Crews began work in October of last year and completion is targeted for the end of October or mid-November, depending on the weather.

“It should definitely be open before Christmas,” Mahovlich noted. Just in time for some holiday shopping.

More updates on these projects and others are available online at langford.ca, just click departments and select engineering."



#2550 PraiseKek

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 11:09 AM

Must be the connection to Irwin from West Shore parkway. Now there's no need to go on the highway to get from Goldstream campground etc to the rest of langford.



#2551 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 11:55 AM

Must be the connection to Irwin from West Shore parkway. Now there's no need to go on the highway to get from Goldstream campground etc to the rest of langford.

 

Ya!  Irwin was definitely mentioned.



#2552 manuel

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 12:05 PM

Experiment #1 begins (if the Langford Parkway to Westshore Parkway connection is now made):

- let's see how traffic flow changes getting to the Malahat on the TCH now that Langford residents have an alternative route to cut across the Westshore Parkway and then turn left at the TCH.

 

I'm guessing not much impact until the Leigh Road or full Westshore Parkway connections are made.


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#2553 malahatdrive

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:11 PM

Experiment #1 begins (if the Langford Parkway to Westshore Parkway connection is now made):

- let's see how traffic flow changes getting to the Malahat on the TCH now that Langford residents have an alternative route to cut across the Westshore Parkway and then turn left at the TCH.

 

I'm guessing not much impact until the Leigh Road or full Westshore Parkway connections are made.

 

Its not exactly Langford Parkway to Westshore Parkway directly - that is still to come.

 

This map shows where Irwin road that was extended to reach West Shore Parkway - this connects to Langford Parkway near the roundabout in Westhills.

 

The red line is the West Shore Parkway - still under construction but near completion (next few months). Once complete it will connect the Langford Parkway to the northern part of Westshore Parkway directly.

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#2554 Mike K.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:27 PM

What's the timeline looking like for the connection between Leigh Road and Langford Parkway?


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#2555 malahatdrive

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:10 PM

What's the timeline looking like for the connection between Leigh Road and Langford Parkway?


Construction to begin in 2018 is all I could find on Langford's site.
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#2556 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 08:07 PM

Is Irwin Rd. a completely new road?  I can't really place it from the olden days.



#2557 Mike K.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:44 PM

Nope. It's been around for quite a long time. There's actually an amazing little enclave out that way along Creekside and Ravens View.

 

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#2558 HB

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:07 PM

That enclave is new compared to the original Irwin road which starts at the Humpback Dam at the Humpback reservoir



 



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