Three new sets of bus pullouts are now complete along Highway 14, as part of a number of improvements to boost safety, reduce congestion and keep people moving along the corridor.
The pullouts, on both sides of Highway 14, are located at the West Shore Parkway, Laidlaw Road and Harbourview Road. They will allow buses to move fully out of traffic, reducing congestion and the risk of collisions, while providing a safe area for transit users to enter and exit the buses.
The bus pullouts are now open, complete with deceleration and acceleration lanes, new bus shelters, railings and enhanced lighting at all six stops.
The stops at Laidlaw and Harbouview also have new, illuminated crosswalks, allowing pedestrian traffic to safely cross Highway 14, in order to access or depart from the new bus stop locations.
These pullouts are the first step in the Province’s $10-million investment in immediate upgrades on Highway 14, as part of the multi-phased safety, transit and congestion improvement strategy announced in January 2018. More potential upgrades are under development in consultation with the community.
The ministry recently completed lighting upgrades at each intersection on Highway 14 between Highway 1 and the Sooke River Bridge. As well, new safety signs are now visible at Kangaroo, Gillespie and Parkland roads.
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