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Esquimalt, B.C—Paving work along Tillicum Road is expected to cause delays for commuters next week.
Milling and paving will be taking place between Craigflower Road and the Gorge Bridge as part of the Lampson-Tillicum Active Transportation Project.
The paving work is taking place between Monday and Friday. Traffic control personnel will be on hand to help direct traffic. There will be single lane alternating traffic from 9am-3pm, two lanes flowing outside of those times.
In addition, the signal sequencing at Craigflower and Tillicum is being reprogrammed to improve the flow of vehicles going through the intersection on Tuesday. Due to the work, the intersection will be controlled by traffic personnel. Significant delays are expected and commuters are advised to use alternate routes.
Plan highlights include protected bike lanes on Tillicum Road from Gorge to Craigflower with further connections to Lampson southbound on Tillicum and east/west on Craigflower. Lampson Street will include protected bike lanes from Esquimalt Road to Transfer Street and a short section of neighbourhood bikeways on Lampson between Craigflower and Transfer.
The removal of an aging/redundant traffic signal at Head Street and Old Esquimalt Road has been completed as well as improving pedestrian crossings near that intersection. Learn more about the project at https://engagingesquimalt.ca/lampson-tillicum
Tara Zajac, Manager of Communications