Traffic appears to be free flowing on the Trans-Canada Highway at the McKenzie Interchange Thursday morning now that northbound and southbound drivers are able to use the new highway alignment under the bridge, eliminating the wait for traffic lights.
— Craig Chambers (@craig_chambers) December 19, 2019
#yyjtraffic smooth sailing through the McKenzie interchange. Remember new patterns are in effect! Keep right for McKenzie and left to go under and into town! I went through in the shortest time in years! Enjoy your drive today and pay attention!
— Brent D'Argis (@BrentDargis) December 19, 2019
Southbound drivers will stay in the left lanes and remain on the highway, while drivers accessing McKenzie Avenue and Admirals Road will exit to the right, similar to the configuration at Helmcken Road. The new configuration will remain in place until the loop ramp is completed in 2020.
— Saanich PD Reserves (@SaanichPD_RCsts) December 19, 2019
BC Drive highway cams show headlights moving through the intersection, with some backup heading into Victoria. One person on twitter said this morning’s commute was the shortest time in years.