Intersection Upgrades in Victoria West Will Improve Accessibility and Traffic Flow

This week, City crews will begin a six week road improvement project to realign the intersection of Bay and Catherine streets, improving motorist safety and crossing points for pedestrians, and providing additional greenspace for landscaping.   

The stop signs currently on Bay Street will be removed, resulting in less delay to drivers on the primary artery into and out of downtown, and consequently resulting in less idling, noise, and cut through traffic on local streets. 

Construction will affect vehicle access to Bay Street to and from Catherine Street and Dundas Road, and motorists should watch for signage and detours in place.  At times, brief lane closures on Bay Street may be needed to safely complete the work. 

The capital investment for this project is $400,000 including a $38,000 grant contributed by the ICBC Road Improvement Program. In 2014, the City of Victoria will invest $6.4 million in transportation infrastructure, including sidewalks, bike lanes, crosswalks and paving.