Coming soon! A new pedestrian crosswalk on Blenkinsop at Judge Place! We reported last August that the new crosswalk would be started in the Fall but have now heard from Saanich Engineering that construction will begin in mid-February and be complete by April.
The intersection of Blenkinsop and Judge is a connection point between the trails at Playfair Park and the network of pathways east of Blenkinsop Road that lead to Cedar Hill Park and beyond. Adding a pedestrian controlled traffic signal and other roadside improvements will enhance the safety and accessibility at the intersection, and encourage alternative forms of transportation. The project will include “the installation of a pedestrian-controlled traffic signal at the intersection of Judge Place and Blenkinsop, sidewalk and accessibility improvements at the intersection, and bus stop improvements”.
Many thanks to the Judge Place residents and others who have pushed for a safe crossing for years and to Saanich Engineering who heard and are responding to the plea! We look forward to the ‘christening’, date to be announced!