B.C. government moving ahead with upgrades along Trans-Canada Highway in Ladysmith

B.C. government moving ahead with upgrades along Trans-Canada Highway in Ladysmith
Vehicles seen driving along the Trans-Canada Highway in Ladysmith on Oct. 8, 2021. (Nicholas Pescod/CHEK News)

Upgrades are coming to a couple of intersections along the Trans-Canada Highway in Ladysmith.

The B.C. government announced Tuesday that they are moving ahead with planned upgrades at two Ladysmith intersections along the Trans-Canada Highway, which they say will “improve safety” and traffic flow in the area.

The first so-called improvement will be at the South Davis Road and Baker Road intersection, where the province says left turns onto Highway 1 will be no longer be permitted.

As a result of the change, those travelling on South Davis Road wanting to go north on Highway 1 will be forced to access the existing signalized intersection at North Davis Road.

Meanwhile, motorists on Baker Road wanting to go south on Highway 1 can access the signal at North Davis Road and use local roads to gain re-entry onto the highway.

The province says work on the intersection modifications begin within the coming days and that traffic disruptions for construction are “expected to be minor and short.”

The second planned upgrade will be at the North Davis Road and Highway 1 intersection, where work will begin next spring to optimize signal timing to increase green time for the left-turn movement, relocating the marked pedestrian crosswalk from the north side of the intersection to the south side.

The province says the improvements are based on recommendations from the 2019 Ladysmith corridor review study.


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