With the completion of the latest safety improvement project, speed limits on the Malahat have returned to 80 km/h for most of the roadway. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News staff)

Speed limits back to normal on the Malahat

Most of the roadway is 80 km/h with a 70 km/h stretch near Goldstream Provincial Park

Despite some initial confusion, speeds have returned to normal on the Malahat with the completion of a $34-million safety improvement project.

RELATED: All four lanes open on Malahat, more improvements to come

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure confirmed the speed limit from Bamberton Hill to Spencer Road has returned to 80 km/h and a small section of the roadway, north of Goldstream Provincial Park, is 70 km/h.

The ministry thanked drivers for their patience during construction.

RELATED: Malahat community says new turnaround increases risk of collision

In March, the Capital Regional District’s traffic safety commission asked residents to provide input on installing cameras to help curb speeding. At the time, Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said he would be willing to consider the project if there was enough public support.

In September at the Union of B.C. Municipalities’ annual convention, local politicians endorsed the idea of point-to-point speed enforcement cameras on three B.C. highways to reduce speeding and crashes.

RELATED: Installing speed cameras on the Malahat up to the province now

Automatic cameras would capture licence plates and mail tickets to the vehicle owner if the average speed over a monitored stretch of highway is excessive.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Just Posted

Researchers say ‘text neck’ causing bone spurs to grow from millenials’ skulls

Technology use from early childhood causing abnormal bone growths in 41 per cent of young adults

Mix of sun and cloud in Monday’s forecast

Plus a look ahead at your week

UVic microbiology student chosen for 2019 Amgen Scholars Canada Program

Dushanthi Dissanayake and 14 other Canadian students head to Toronto for mentorship, research

Esquimalt hosts many highlights for everyone

Some of the Esquimalt’s newest additions and classic favourites for Township visitors to see

Peninsula literary aims to create book worms with open air library

Open a book in the open air on selected Tuesdays this summer

WATCH: Thousands gather for National Indigenous Peoples Day at Royal Roads University

Day to embrace and celebrate culture and lives of Indigenous peoples

Wildfire burning in coastal forest

A fire beside the Sea to Sky Highway is burning up a steep slope

PHOTOS: Event marks one year since soccer team rescued from Thai cave

Nine players and coach took part in marathon and bike event to help improve conditions at cave

Rock climber dies after fall at Stawamus Chief in Squamish

The man had fallen about 30 metres while climbing in the Grand Wall area

Five B.C. students taken to hospital after playing with vaping device

School district said students were taken to hospital ‘out of an abundance of caution’

Being a pot dealer is not what it used to be

Sunday Big Read: the business of selling marijuana in B.C. is a slow bureaucratic slog

VIDEO: Two more pride flags have been stolen from Langley woman

Lisa Ebenal was “angry” and “fed up” after the latest theft. Then people started showing suppport

B.C. couple who has raised 58 children turns to community amid cancer diagnosis

Family who raised, fostered and adopted many kids hoping to gain some precious together time to fight cancer

Canucks acquire forward J.T. Miller from Lightning

J.T. Miller, 26, had 13 goals and 34 assists for the Lightning last season

Most Read