Drivers in the Greater Victoria area who use the Trans Canada Highway are being advised of short-term lane closures due to construction on the McKenzie Interchange.
The Ministry of Transportation says three closures will be needed to allow cranes to place girders needed for the new overpass.
* Monday, Sept. 30: Highway 1 northbound will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Northbound traffic will be detoured onto Highway 1 southbound, meaning single-lane traffic in both directions through the project site.
* Thursday, Oct. 3: Highway 1 southbound will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Highway 1 northbound, meaning single-lane traffic in both directions through the project site.
* One additional closure, date and time to be confirmed: The southbound exit lane onto Admirals Road will be closed for the final overpass girder placement. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will advise once confirmed.
The ministry says that new multi-use overpass will connect directly to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail and will open to pedestrians and cyclists next spring.
It also says that it anticipates removing the traffic lights on Highway 1 at McKenzie Avenue by this winter, and the entire project, including the loop ramp, landscaping and transit facilities, is expected to be completed by summer 2020.