McKenzie Avenue upgrade plan

McKenzie Avenue within the District of Saanich is a key roadway connection to the campus.  In 2002 the university provided funding to Saanich for improvements to the roadway to accommodate growth and new developments at the campus, and to provide for bike lanes and other infrastructure that meets the municipality's current engineering roadway standards.

The McKenzie Avenue upgrade plan prepared by Saanich Engineering in 2012 will facilitate bike and pedestrian use with dedicated lanes and pathways, provide turning lanes for vehicles and bus traffic, and include new storm water and landscape features. New trees will also be planted along the boulevards adjacent to both sides of the roadway. Construction of the first stage of the work which extends from McGill Road to Finnerty Drive is anticipated to commence in the spring of 2013.