Victoria and Esquimalt roads receive funding from ICBC

This year is the 25th anniversary of ICBC's road improvement program

Victoria and Esquimalt received $106,000 of the $714,000 ICBC used to invest in improving Greater Victoria roads.

This year is the 25th anniversary of ICBC’s road improvement program.

“These projects have brought immediate benefits for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians in communities all over Vancouver island,” said Jordan Sturdy, parliamentary secretary to the minister of transportation and infrastructure.

Improvements completed last year in the City of Victoria include projects such as implementing highly reflective pavement markings on Blanshard Street between Tolmie Avenue and Bay Street for $27,000 and creating a mid-block pedestrian crossing on the 500-block of Pandora Avenue for $2,500.

The other two road improvements completed in Victoria were an intersection reconfiguration at Bay and Catherine streets for $38,000 and improvements to pedestrian crosswalks at Bay and Forbes streets, Bay and Chambers streets and Pandora and Stadacona avenue for $28,500.

There was one project completed in Esquimalt, which was a $10,000 new sidewalk on Fairview Avenue.

“We’ll continue to invest in road safety initiatives that help us keep rates as low as possible for customers,” said Lindsay Matthews, ICBC’s director responsible for road safety.

For more information, go online to icbc.com.