Highway 14 - Corridor Improvements

The Highway 14 - Corridor Improvements program will contribute to a safer and more reliable connection between the Veterans Memorial Parkway in Langford, west through the communities of Sooke and Jordan River, and all the way to Port Renfrew.

 

December 2019 and January 2020 Public Engagement Summary

An Open House was held Tuesday December 3rd, 2019 at the Edward Milne Community School between 5pm and 8pm, which was attended by approximately 150 people.  The open house presentation materials can be viewed here.  Feedback was solicited until January 15, 2020 with over 350 participant interactions occurring via feedback form submissions, emails, phone calls and letters.  The Engagement Summary Report can be found here.  Public input has led to the following updates to the design of the Connie Road to Glinz Lake Road project:

  • A new pedestrian underpass will be added to Highway 14 just east of Glinz Lake Road/Polymede Place to support active transportation in the region.
  • New eastbound and westbound bus bays will be added to Highway 14 at Glinz Lake Road/Polymede Place to better serve transit users.
  • The proposed Cooper’s Cove U-turn has been removed. Instead, a connector road between Manzer Road and Gillespie Road will allow Manzer Road residents access/egress from the highway via the new Gillespie Road grade-separated intersection. This connector will also provide an alternate emergency detour connection for Highway 14 between Glinz Lake Road and Gillespie Road, as well as further support active transportation in the area with sideroad connections.
  • Culvert sizes will be increased to accommodate crossings of amphibians and mammals.
  • Scuppered median barriers will be strategically placed to help keep small mammals from being trapped on the highway.
  • Approximately 30 streetlights will be added near sideroad intersections to improve visibility for drivers. 

Roll plot
May 2020 design roll plot illustrating the updated design of the Connie Road to Glinz Lake Road project

 

roll plot
Location map of Highway 14 – Otter Point Road to Woodhaven Road resurfacing and shoulder widening project

 

April 2019 Announced Highway 14 Improvements

On April 23, 2019, the Province and Canada jointly announced a further $85.715 million (BC $55.482; Canada $30.233) in corridor improvements to the Highway 14 corridor.  Find out more about these announced improvements here.

2018 Announced Highway 14 Improvements

Highway 14 is an essential connection for people and the economy on southern Vancouver Island and the Province previously accelerated upgrades in 2018 along the corridor to make life easier for South Island commuters. Find out more about these 2018 announced upgrades to Highway 14.

Map of Highway 14 - Corridor

2018 Announced Upgrades included:

  • three new bus pullouts on both sides of Highway 14 – completed
  • new safety signs at three locations – completed
  • new rest area at Sombrio Beach – completed
  • new highway line painting – completed
  • slow-moving vehicle pullout east of Muir Creek – completed
  • new two-lane bridge on Gillespie Road – completed
  • Jacklin bus queue-jump – completed 
  • Sooke River Road intersection upgrades – completed

Highway 14 Improvements Program Costs and Benefits

  • $10 million for the accelerated 2018 upgrades, which are now complete.
  • $85.715 million (BC $55.482; Canada $30.233) for the April 2019 announced upgrades.
  • Ensures everyone, whether drivers, cyclists, pedestrians or transit users, can move around the Capital Regional District quickly and safely whatever their preferred travel mode.

2018 Public Consultation

An open house was held on June 19, 2018, at the Edward Milne Community School to provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide feedback on future improvement priorities along the corridor.

Approximately 143 people attended the open house, and during the engagement period over 700 feedback submissions were received.

73% of respondents indicated ‘Additional Passing Opportunities’ as either a high or medium priority

82% of respondents indicated ‘Improved Intersections’ as either a high or medium priority

67% of respondents indicated ‘Highway Realignments’ as either a high or medium priority

59% of respondents indicated ‘More or Expanded Park and Rides’ as either a high or medium priority

2018 Information session materials:

2019 Public Consultation

An Open House was held Tuesday December 3rd, 2019 at the Edward Milne Community School between 5pm and 8pm, which was attended by approximately 150 people.  The open house presentation materials can be viewed here.  Feedback was solicited until January 15, 2020 with over 350 participant interactions occurring via feedback form submissions, emails, phone calls and letters.  The Engagement Summary Report can be found here.  Public input has led to the following updates to the design of the Connie Road to Glinz Lake Road project:

  • A new pedestrian underpass will be added to Highway 14 just east of Glinz Lake Road/Polymede Place to support active transportation in the region.
  • New eastbound and westbound bus bays will be added to Highway 14 at Glinz Lake Road/Polymede Place to better serve transit users.
  • The proposed Cooper’s Cove U-turn has been removed. Instead, a connector road between Manzer Road and Gillespie Road will allow Manzer Road residents access/egress from the highway via the new Gillespie Road grade-separated intersection. This connector will also provide an alternate emergency detour connection for Highway 14 between Glinz Lake Road and Gillespie Road, as well as further support active transportation in the area with sideroad connections.
  • Culvert sizes will be increased to accommodate crossings of amphibians and mammals.
  • Scuppered median barriers will be strategically placed to help keep small mammals from being trapped on the highway.
  • Approximately 30 streetlights will be added near sideroad intersections to improve visibility for drivers.