Upgrades to a two-kilometre stretch of Otter Point Road in Sooke is planned by the provincial government to improve safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
The proposed improvements will mean a wider shoulder and repave the road between the municipal boundary and Kemp Lake Road.
The Otter Point Road project is now part of the province’s Highway 14 corridor improvement plans announced in January.
Those upgrades will include transit pullouts, a new two-lane bridge on Gillespie Road, an intersection upgrade on Sooke River Road, Muir Creek slow-moving vehicle pullout and Sobrio rest area
In a statement, B.C. Premier and Langford-Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan said he has heard from many residents concerned about safety on Otter Point Raod.
The transportation ministry says once survey and design work is finished, the province will give an estimated cost and schedule for construction.