Highway 14 Updates

Updated July 19, 2023

The District of Sooke would like to ensure its residents have access to all the important updates associated with the upcoming Highway 14, Sooke Road, upgrades. We will add information to this page when received and have provided links to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure information packages and their website.

This project is not led by the District of Sooke and as such we are only able to provide the information we receive.

Should you have any questions, please contact the project office at 250.952.4515 or highway14@gov.bc.ca.

Click the image below to enlarge it. A project photo gallery is available through the Ministry of Transportation website, see here

July 14, 2023 Update:

Motorists are advised that two new lanes between Connie Road and Glinz Lake Road on Highway 14 near Sooke will open for travel on Friday, July 14, 2023. READ MORE >>

December 14, 2022 Update:

Effective December 15, 2022, Windley Contracting will be implementing the next phase of highway construction which will include the opening of the Gillespie Road/ Connie Road Intersection for eastbound and westbound traffic on Highway 14.

On December 15, 2022, traffic heading eastbound from Sooke will now be able to access Gillespie Road/ Connie Road by making a right-hand turn. Traffic heading westbound will be able to access Gillespie Road/Connie Road by making a right-hand turn and going under the bridge.

Traffic will no longer be able to make a left-hand turn at the intersection of Highway 14 in either direction.

Guide signs will be in place to direct traffic to their destinations or to assist them in turning around if needed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Windley Contracting Ltd. at 250.758.3411.

July 30, 2022: Project Status

Connie Road to Glinz Lake Road

  • Final completion of the project is anticipated by Spring 2023 (March)
  • The Highway 14 Connie Road to Glinz Lake Road project is working to ensure there are four paved lanes on the new Highway 14 alignment (two eastbound and two westbound) by end of November 2022. Additional scope for the project includes:
    • A new bridge structure to accommodate the new access for Gillespie Road
    • Placement of concrete roadside and median barriers to enhance safety for highway users
    • Upgrades to Hydro, Telus, Shaw Communications infrastructure throughout the project limits of construction
      • All utilities now on a single line of poles
      • Shaw installed a single line of fiber optic cable throughout the project rather than splice connecting segments
    • Construction of a 45 vehicle parking stall Park and Ride with provision for 8 EV charge stations
    • Highway 14 and Gillespie Road realignments to straighten road segments and avoid sharp corners
    • Upgrades to drainage to be more resilient to extreme rain and flooding events
    • Construction of a pedestrian walkway under Highway 14 between bus stops
    • Construction of BC Transit pullouts to ensure no interruptions in traffic flow
    • Installation of overhead lights to ensure high visibility at night
    • Construction of a new access from Highway 14 eastbound to Gillespie Road
    • Construction of a wildlife underpass
    • Construction of wetland environmental protection areas to support and promote plant, fish and amphibious environments
    • Construction of a turnaround feature for safe access to Highway 14 from Kangaroo Road

Otter Point Road to Woodhaven Road

  • Complete. Improvements include:
    • Widening the travel lanes to consistent width of 3.3 m
    • Asphalt resurfacing of 11 km segment of Highway 14 between Otter Point Road and Woodhaven Road
    • Construction of 1.2 m paved shoulders in both directions
    • Construction of slow-moving vehicle pullouts in both directions
    • Deep base repairs at areas of deformity and distress to significantly extend the life and smoothness of the driving surface
    • Removal of old roadside concrete barrier and replacement with new barrier
    • Improved drainage throughout the project limits of construction
    • Integration of BC Hydro, Shaw, Telus utilities on a single line of poles
    • Slope stabilization improvements to minimize debris flow events on the highway
    • High visibility reflective durable paint on centre line and fog (road side) lines to improve visibility during night time

February 22, 2022: Project Status

Otter Point Road to Woodhaven Road

  • The contract for Otter Point Road to Woodhaven Road was awarded to Hazelwood Construction from Nanaimo. Construction began in September 2020 and is expected to be complete in summer 2022.
  • Project is currently winterized due to weather not conducive to project works
  • Anticipate contractor will mobilize with favourable paving weather late winter-early spring (March-April 2022)
  • All shoulder widening between limits of construction (11 km) has been completed
  • All earthworks, storm sewer, valley curb and geosynthetic reinforced soil areas (Muir/Kirby Creek) have been completed
  • Asphalt top lift has been completed between Woodhaven Road and Disposal site (top of hill east of Kirby Creek) in addition to section of Highway 14 between Muir Creek and Otter Point Road. This is 8 km out of total 11 km project length.
  • Road side barrier has been installed between Woodhaven Road and Blueberry flats
  • Slope reconfiguration and stabilization completed east of Tugwell Creek
  • New signage upgrades have started, more to perform by project completion.

Connie Road To Glinz Road

  • The contract for Connie Road to Glinz Lake Road was awarded to Windley Contracting Ltd. from Nanaimo. Construction began in November 2020, with completion initially expected at the end of summer 2022.

June 2, 2021: Significant Disruptions to Morning Traffic 

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has advised that the night shift encountered unexpected challenges while trenching for a new culvert, the delays ran late and impacted this morning’s commute.
Please note that the plans are to keep the morning and evening commutes (6 AM to 9 AM and 3 PM to 6 pm) free from closures, however outside of those times up to 20-minute delays should be expected due to ongoing blasting, movement of equipment etc.
Ministry staff is well aware of the impact this has on our residents and will be working closely with the crews to ensure these occurrences do not repeat themselves.

April 30, 2021: Planned Activities – April 2021

  • Shoulder widening between Woodhaven Road and Shirley
  • Paving between Woodhaven Road and Shirley
  • Blasting operations on north side of road west of Shirley for construction of Westbound Slow Moving Vehicle Pullout
  • Removal and replacement of culverts
  • BC Hydro placing new poles
  • Telus and Shaw on site to relocate infrastructure onto Hydro Poles

December 2, 2020: Update

Please be advised that Windley Contracting will commence construction on Highway 14 Connie Road to Glinz Lake Road. During construction, motorists can expect delays.

Windley Contracting Ltd. has developed a Traffic Management Plan acceptable to the Ministry of Transportation to minimize traffic impacts especially to emergency services, transit, local property owners and commuters. For your information, emergency services will always be given access.

There will be no work impacting traffic during any long weekend.

  • Location: Highway No 14 – Connie Rd to Glinz Lake Rd
  • Hours of Work: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Duration: November 2020 – September 2022

A project photo gallery is available through the Ministry of Transportation website, see here.

General questions regarding this project should be directed to Kyle Webb, Traffic Control Manager for Windley Contracting Ltd. at 250-758-3411.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the construction process.

Update March 20, 2020 from: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/transportation-infrastructure/projects/highway-14

December 2019 and January 2020 Public Engagement Summary

An Open House was held Tuesday December 3rd, 2019 at the Edward Milne Community School between 5pm and 8pm, which was attended by approximately 150 people.  The open house presentation materials can be viewed here.  Feedback was solicited until January 15, 2020 with over 350 participant interactions occurring via feedback form submissions, emails, phone calls and letters.  The Engagement Summary Report can be found here.  Public input has led to the following updates to the design of the Connie Road to Glinz Lake Road project:

  • A new pedestrian underpass will be added to Highway 14 just east of Glinz Lake Road/Polymede Place to support active transportation in the region.
  • New eastbound and westbound bus bays will be added to Highway 14 at Glinz Lake Road/Polymede Place to better serve transit users.
  • The proposed Cooper’s Cove U-turn has been removed. Instead, a connector road between Manzer Road and Gillespie Road will allow Manzer Road residents access/egress from the highway via the new Gillespie Road grade-separated intersection. This connector will also provide an alternate emergency detour connection for Highway 14 between Glinz Lake Road and Gillespie Road, as well as further support active transportation in the area with sideroad connections.
  • Culvert sizes will be increased to accommodate crossings of amphibians and mammals.
  • Scuppered median barriers will be strategically placed to help keep small mammals from being trapped on the highway.
  • Approximately 30 streetlights will be added near sideroad intersections to improve visibility for drivers.

May 2020 design roll plot illustrating the updated design of the Connie Road to Glinz Lake Road project
(click image for link to MOTI project page)