New lanes open on Highway 14 near Sooke

New lanes open on Highway 14 near Sooke

The B.C. Ministry of Transportation says the Highway 14 construction project near Sooke has reached another milestone.

Two more lanes have opened on Highway 14 between Connie Road and Glinz Lake Road on Friday, bringing the total number of lanes to four.

The province says that all four lanes will be open by midday, and that bus stops have been activated in the area.

A new “park and ride” lot has also opened at the site, with 45 stalls available.

The province notes that the speed limit on this stretch of Highway 14 has increased to 60 km/h, up from 50 km/h, which was previously in place because it was considered a construction zone.

New road lines and median barriers have also been installed, according to the province.

The entire Highway 14 construction project began in 2020 with a budget of $85.7 million.

Previously, this stretch of highway had only two lanes. Now that the area has four lanes open, the province says traffic flow should be smoother, and the roadway should be straighter with fewer sharp turns.

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