UPDATE – October 21, 2015: Due to delays caused by rain the paving along Esquimalt Road and Harbour Road are delayed and will continue tomorrow. Commuters can continue to expect delays in the area this week as the paving and line painting are completed.
October 16, 2015
Drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians are advised that the final paving will occur along Esquimalt Road and Harbour Road next week.
On Tuesday and Wednesday commuters can expect single lane traffic in each direction along Esquimalt Road as well as closures on Harbour Road.
On Tuesday, the paving work will begin on the south side of Harbour Road (near the Delta Hotel) and on the eastbound lanes of Esquimalt Road. On Wednesday, the paving along Esquimalt Road will shift to the westbound lanes and Harbour Road north of Esquimalt Road will be closed to both north and southbound vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.
On Tuesday, pedestrians and cyclists using the E&N Trail will be redirected around the crossing at Harbour Road near the Delta Hotel as the paving takes place on that section of Harbour Road.
On the downtown side of the bridge nine new traffic poles will also be installed Monday and Tuesday at the intersections of Store Street and Pandora Avenue, as well as Johnson Street at Wharf Street.
During this work, traffic control personnel and signage will be directing drivers, cyclists and pedestrians safely through intersections. Commuters should expect delays in the area.
The upgrades to the new Esquimalt and Harbour Road intersection include new traffic lights at the new four-way intersection, new pedestrian crossing signals and new crosswalks and accessible sidewalks.