Traffic will flow more freely on the Nanaimo Parkway next year after improvements are made to two intersections.
The Ministry of Transportation announced Wednesday that the parkway’s Third Street and Mostar Road intersections will each get a second southbound left-turn lane. Design work will begin this spring and the $2.5-million project is scheduled to be completed next spring.
Other major highway improvements on the Island are planned for the ‘Colwood Crawl’ at Victoria’s Highway 1 and McKenzie avenue, and Highway 4 west of Port Alberni.
“We’re going to be investing millions of dollars on Vancouver Island in the coming years for sure, and Vancouver Islanders will see that in a number of different facets,” said B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone.
The provincial government released its 10-year transportation plan earlier this week and Stone presented the plan at a Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.
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