Douglas Street bus lanes break ground in Victoria

Project was originally scheduled to get underway last November

Construction on the first phase of rush-hour bus lanes along Douglas Street begins this week in Victoria.

Once complete, the $1.5-million bus and cycling lanes will be in effect on Douglas Street between Hillside Avenue and Tolmie Avenue during peak hours, from 6 to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.

“This is a critical first step to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of public transit in the region,” said B.C. Transit president and CEO Manuel Achadinha.

Phase 1 is slated for completion in May and includes the alteration of lane markings, removal of sidewalk extensions and installation of a pedestrian crossing at Douglas and Pembroke streets.

See bctransit.com for more.