A fleet of dump trucks is stationed along the former travel lanes of the Trans Canada Highway at McKenzie Avenue and Admirals Road. The through-lanes of the highway were recently re-aligned in order to make way for the "big dig," the excavation of the future Trans Canada Highway travel lanes that will flow below the McKenzie Avenue and Admirals Road overpass.
McKenzie Interchange 'big dig' now underway as the $85 million project moves towards summer opening
As the McKenzie Interchange project inches ever closer to its summer opening date, workers are making progress on the “big dig” portion of the $85 million Trans Canada Highway improvement, according to the Ministry of Transportation.
Motorists and travellers passing through one of B.C.’s most congested intersections – the nexus of the Trans Canada Highway, McKenzie Avenue and Admirals Road near the Saanich and View Royal border – will see big changes in the coming weeks as crews continue to excavate the path of new highway lanes that will flow below the route's existing grade in order to make way for the McKenzie Avenue and Admirals Road overpass.
“Right now, work is centred around the ‘big dig,’” reads a statement supplied by the Ministry of Transportation to Citified. “This includes excavation work during the evening to remove material where the future highway (Highway 1) will be located, [while] pile driving has also started where the future centre pier of the underpass will be located.” [Full article