Option 2 (partial cloverleaf) was the most popular design choice.

Late last year, more than 14,000 people from Greater Victoria went out of their way to give feedback on the three options for the McKenzie Interchange Project. Now the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and consultants have released a report with details on feedback and the top design choice.

According to the report, design Option 2 has the most support. Here’s the official breakdown of votes:

  • Option 1: 110 people
  • Option 2: 259 people
  • Option 3: 27 people

Here were the three proposed design options:

Option 1: Diamond Interchange with Trans-Canada Hwy Under McKenzie/Admirals
Option 1: Diamond Interchange with Trans-Canada Hwy Under McKenzie/Admirals
Option 2: Partial Cloverleaf with Trans-Canada Under McKenzie/Admirals
Option 2: Partial Cloverleaf with Trans-Canada Under McKenzie/Admirals
Option 3: Diamond Interchange with Trans-Canada Over McKenzie/Admirals
Option 3: Diamond Interchange with Trans-Canada Over McKenzie/Admirals

Your next chance to weigh-in on the McKenzie Interchange is Wednesday February 24th at St. Joseph the Worker Parish Hall at 753 Burnside Road West. The open house is 3:30pm to 7:30pm.

Question: if Option 2 goes under construction, do you foresee problems with the design? Leave a comment, we’d love to hear what you think.

5 COMMENTS

  1. 2 problems. It does not offer a quick path for traffic out of Esq/View Royal to the north bound lanes if the highway. Second it doesn’t deal with the light at the top of the hill at Burnside and Admirals. The light will still back traffic coming off the highway up and around the loop. Dig the approach to that light down to make Admirals almost flat from the highway to the over pass at interurban. Make Burnside a simple overpass with no access to admirals. Get rid of the light at Carey Road as well and have the first stop at the next set of lights.

    • Thank you for making this comment. The reality is that this part of Mackenzie is a major connector to and from the Pat Bay Highway and this traffic should move with as little interruption as possible.

  2. I would like to think that the powers to be have factored in the removal of the traffic light at Mackenzie and burnside by st. josephs church. if nothing is done at that intersection , like another overpass , then the traffic will still back up down to the new cloverleaf.

  3. I’m confused if 14,000+ people made it to the open houses or gave feedback, why there’s under 400 votes for the three design options?

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