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#41 sebberry

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:53 AM

Sooke Road has been closed for hours due to downed trees that downed hydro wires.

A community of 20,000 people literally cut off from medical services, transportation services, employment and loved ones.

 

Google maps isn't showing any closures, but Drive BC shows this:

 

Highway 14, in both directions. Tree on road between Glenshire Dr and Luxton Rd (Langford). Until Sun Feb 10 at 2:00 PM PST. Road closed. Next update time Sun Feb 10 at 9:00 AM PST. Last updated Sun Feb 10 at 6:01 AM PST. (DBC-5392)

 

It looks like the Westshore Parkway gets you around that one, no?


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#42 Mike K.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:05 AM

Yes there were various trees down that weren’t in areas without a detour. The road is now open or at least motorists can detour around the closures.

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#43 Cassidy

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:40 AM

One of my employees was late for his shift due to Highway 14 closures, and I'm sure he was one of hundreds.

 

It's really not something that can be allowed to continue without improvement ... or at least efforts at improvement.



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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:29 PM

One of my employees was late for his shift due to Highway 14 closures, and I'm sure he was one of hundreds.

 

It's really not something that can be allowed to continue without improvement ... or at least efforts at improvement.

 

We'll probably have a couple guys working from home tomorrow if the roads stay messy.  We're set up for that, so it won't hurt us much, but for those who need to be in the office it's a PITA.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:42 AM

Need to keep in mind people have to get home after the work day.  With the forecast, more snow mid to later day anyone who has to go a long distance (to Langford for example) might want to either leave at noon or just stay home. 



#46 Mike K.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:26 AM

Agreed. Unless you absolutely have to be out there stay off.

Luckily all schools in districts 61-63 are closed today. That alone will remove a ton of traffic from the roads. They should have been closed on Friday as well.


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#47 Cats4Hire

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:43 AM

Camosun and UVic are both open though :)

#48 Mike K.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:02 AM

Yup. They sure are. I would imagine some private schools are open as well but that’s just a guess.

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#49 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:16 AM

Yup. They sure are. I would imagine some private schools are open as well but that’s just a guess.


pacific christian and st. margarets are closed.

#50 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:18 AM

smus is closed.

#51 Mike K.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:43 AM

There are many more than those three. I can’t find info for some Montessori schools but I imagine they’re small enough that each parent can be contacted individually.

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#52 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:46 AM

well add glenlyon norfolk (closed today) and that’s probably 95% of private students in the region.

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#53 Mike K.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:16 PM

Highway 14 is closed between roughly Jordan River and Port Renfrew due to downed trees. 


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 10:03 AM

Transit users travelling through the western communities will soon enjoy a faster commute as work begins on a new bus-queue jump lane at Jacklin Road and Highway 14/Sooke Road.

 

“This gives people one more incentive to take transit and with it, we are opening the door for more commuters to take the bus,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Along with our commitment to priority bus lanes along the Douglas Street corridor, people will spend less time on the bus stuck in traffic and more time with family and friends.”

 

The eastbound bus-queue lane will start roughly 100 metres before the intersection and will allow transit buses to bypass congestion and traffic build-up from the intersection. The lane will continue after the intersection along Highway 14, before buses will merge back with the flow of traffic.

 

“We’re proud to work with our provincial and local partners to introduce new infrastructure that supports transit services in Greater Victoria,” said Susan Brice, chair of the Victoria Regional Transit Commission. “This project will integrate nicely into transit priority projects on the Island Highway, Highway 1 and Douglas Street that will help to reduce travel times for transit customers.”

 

The project will also reconfigure the intersection of Jacklin Road and Highway 14 to improve safety and sight lines, along with increasing the left-hand turning lane capacity from Highway 14 onto Jacklin Road. In order to complete the work, crews will rebuild the sidewalk on the north side of Highway 14 and install a new BC Transit bus stop.

 

The work will begin during the week of March 11 and is expected to be completed by summer 2019.

 

The project, expected to cost approximately $2 million, is part of a suite of upgrades for the Highway 14 corridor. In January 2018, the Province announced a series of improvements to make the highway safer and more efficient for drivers, transit users, cyclists and pedestrians.

 

Corridor improvements include:

- three new bus pullouts on both sides of Highway 14 – completed
- new safety signs at three locations – completed
- new rest area at Sombrio Beach – completed
- new highway line painting – completed
- slow-moving vehicle pullout east of Muir Creek – completed
- new two-lane bridge on Gillespie Road – completed
- Sooke River Road intersection upgrades – scheduled for completion in summer 2019

 

This work aligns with the ongoing South Island Transportation Strategy. Launched earlier this year by the ministry, the strategy is designed to take a complete, comprehensive and co-ordinated approach towards improving traffic flow and congestion issues on southern Vancouver Island.


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#55 Nparker

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:51 PM

I didn't realize Highway 14 at Jacklin Road looked so much like Douglas at Finlayson.

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#56 Citified.ca

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:23 PM

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A loosely identified re-route option for Sooke Road/Highway 14 between the 17 Mile Pub and the community of Saseenos in Sooke. The province has begun engagements with landowners who may be affected by future upgrades and re-alignments of the busy corridor.
 
Land buys on the table as Sooke Road/Highway 14 re-alignment draws closer

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#57 DustMagnet

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:08 PM

The option running through the Sooke Hills Regional Park Preserve might ruffle a feather or two.


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#58 lanforod

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:55 AM

How much higher altitude are we talking for a further north route that it would significantly introduce 'winter driving conditions'? Is there that much more snow and ice just a bit further north/higher?



#59 Mike K.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:04 AM

Yes, it would break beyond the 200m threshold along portions of that route.

 

If you head up into the Sooke Hills in the winter you'd be surprised where and how often you'll encounter snow.


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#60 shoeflack

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 10:47 AM

It's been complete for a while now, but the MoTI has some nice pics of the new Roche Cove bridge. Quite the improvement here.

 

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