Removing a critical chokepoint on the Colwood Crawl is both efficient transportation policy and provides substantial relief to long-suffering commuters.
First, the McKenzie overpass is long overdue. It should have been built years ago as part of the Island Highway upgrade project but fell victim to cost overruns. Thus, the overpass would provide quick economic stimulus as the plans are already on the books.
Secondly, the high volume of traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway corridor affects a large number of people.
The plight of car commuters are well-known. However, there are significant number of bus commuters and car poolers. In addition, truckers transport goods and services throughout the Island.
The bottleneck at the traffic lights where McKenzie Avenue and Admirals Road meet the highway is a reminder to the province that the Pacific Gateway extends beyond the Lower Mainland.
Third, the narrow highway corridor on the Colwood Crawl acts as a barrier to modest economic growth. Potential residents in the Westshore and north of the Malahat have to weigh a frustrating commute when making decisions to purchase a home.
We, the undersigned, call on the Federal Government to fund an overpass at the intersection of Mckenzie/Admirals and the Trans-Canada Highway.
The Fund a Mckenzie Overpass-Victoria BC petition to Dr. Keith Martin, MP was written by John Murray and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.