Road Work Along Pandora Avenue at Douglas and Blanshard

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are advised that tomorrow the intersections of Douglas Street and Blanshard Street at Pandora Avenue will have travel lanes closed to complete final paving of utility trenches.

The work taking place tomorrow will cause some traffic disruptions between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Flag-persons and signage will be directing vehicle traffic, cyclists and pedestrians moving through the intersections, and some lane closures and turning restrictions are necessary in order to help safely control traffic.

The work is part of building Victoria’s first protected bike lanes along Pandora Avenue, expected to  open early next month. When the project is complete, it will include a two-way, physically protected bike lane with new traffic signals for bikes with a combination of on-street parking spaces, bollards, and paint used to separate the bike lanes from vehicle traffic. Construction started in the 500 block of Pandora in October and is moving east past City Hall and ending at Cook Street.

The City of Victoria and its contractor, Brunnell Construction, have been working to minimize impacts during the course of the project. Local access is being maintained to businesses in the area and construction zones are clearly signed and as many travel lanes and access for pedestrians is being made available. The public is encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible.