Another milestone will be reached at the McKenzie interchange project on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, when traffic is transitioned to the new bridge over the highway.
Beginning at 8 p.m., the contractor will start the process of moving traffic from the current McKenzie Avenue/Admirals Road alignment to the new bridge.
Motorists can expect lane closures and single lane traffic on Highway 1 overnight as line painting is completed and traffic is redirected. All work will be completed before the morning rush.
The traffic signal timing has been tested over the last week. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will continue to monitor the signal timing on the new alignment and adjust as necessary to ensure traffic is moving as efficiently as possible.
By moving McKenzie/Admirals traffic to the new bridge, the contractor can finish the excavation and construction of Highway 1. Traffic will be free-flowing on Highway 1 this winter.
Motorists are advised to drive with care through the project site and obey all signage and posted speed limits.
- Lane closures necessary for McKenzie multi-use overpass construction
- McKenzie Interchange, originally pegged for 2018 completion, now to end in 2020