3 McKenzie Interchange Options: What Would You Pick?

APRIL 26, 2016 UPDATE: The new McKenzie interchange will be built as a partial cloverleaf reflecting the preferred option of 75% of those who participated in the public consultation, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone announced today.

3 Options McKenzie Interchange

Here they are: three concepts for the future McKenzie Interchange on the Trans-Canada Highway.

We’ve determined that all three concepts are technically doable and meet the project goals of reducing congestion, improving safety and increasing reliability.

What do you think is the best one?

We’ll be considering your feedback during the design process, along with technical reviews, financial information, and input from local governments and key stakeholders. Feel free to provide feedback in person at the open house, on the project website, or by sending to the project team: mckenzieinterchange@gov.bc.ca or 250.387.8700.

Open House Details:

When? 3 – 7 p.m. Tuesday Nov 17, 2015
Where? St. Joseph the Worker Parish Hall, 753 Burnside Road West

We hope to see you there!

*In case you can’t make it, or if you missed it – we are excited to share some of the material available at the public house today.

Below you will find two video simulations of current alignments and proposed designs, as well as additional information on transit integration, option considerations, traffic management plans etc. For all the details (and to provide your feedback), please visit: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/mckenzieinterchange/

This video shows a computer-generated simulation of the traffic patterns near the Trans-Canada Highway/McKenzie interchange in the afternoon peak period.


This video shows a computer-generated simulation of the traffic patterns near the Trans-Canada Highway/McKenzie interchange in the morning peak period.

McKenzie OptionsMckenzie Transit McKenzie Volumes McKenzie Traffic Mgmt McKenzie Technical

Page 1 of 19 comments on “3 McKenzie Interchange Options: What Would You Pick?”

Leave a Comment

  1. As an avid cyclist I was interested in seeing how the galloping goose trail will be impacted by the new interchange. It appears from looking at the 3 concepts that the trail will cross over McKenzie via an elevated bridge.

    I like the concept because this separates cyclists from the motorists. I will no longer have the cross the highway exit or onramp to continue along the Goose.

    That’s for making it safer for us cyclists.

    Reply
  2. I believe Option 3 would work well, no need to take over more land than is needed and the off ramp from town to Mckenzie does not need to be built up so much. Option 3 would work a lot better if it incorporated a large roundabout connecting all four ramps which would remove any stop lights and improve traffic flow. As can be seen in the link below. Change the road names to suit the Mckenzie junction.

    https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.4914506,-0.5427766,17.76z

    Reply
    • Hi Brad,

      Thank you for your feedback. If you can make it – project staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the three options presented and any other concerns you might have today between 3 and 7 pm at St. Joseph the Worker Church – 753 Burnside Road West.

      If you can’t make the open house tonight, you can have your feedback included formally by visiting the project website here: Project staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the three options presented and any other concerns you might have today between 3 and 7 pm at St. Joseph the Worker Church – 753 Burnside Road West. Hope to see you there!

      http://engage.gov.bc.ca/mckenzieinterchange/
      http://engage.gov.bc.ca/mckenzieinterchange/

      Reply
  3. What would be wrong with a tried and true clover leaf? They seem to move traffic well. What is to be done with the traffic back-up at Burnside during afternoon rush hour? Will that light remain to keep the traffic backed-up?
    All three may be doable, but I don’t consider any one to be desirable.

    Reply