Congestion on the Trans-Canada Highway started in build in Langford at around noon. This is a traffic cam shot from 2:16 p.m. Friday. (DriveBC traffic cam)

Long weekend traffic causing delays on the Trans-Canada Highway

Some congestion in Langford due to Goldstream Park bottleneck

Grocery stores and shopping centres were busy Friday morning as residents prepared for the Canada Day long weekend.

Some congestion was initially reported around McCallum Road (the Costco Crush) and near Westshore Town Centre, but that started to subside at around noon.

Unfortunately, that’s roughly the same time traffic congestion started to build northbound on the Trans-Canada Highway as residents began the trek up Island for the long weekend.

Construction zone speed limits are still in effect on the Malahat, but the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has opened a second northbound lane to accommodate summer demand.

RELATED: Second lane through Malahat Village opened Wednesday

For the rest of the summer, long weekends will see two northbound lanes and one southbound lane from Friday afternoon through Monday evening. Contractors will not be working from Friday morning until Tuesday night during the long weekend.

Local police forces are also actively enforcing the construction speed zones and drivers are reminded to use caution and obey the posted speed limit of 60 kilometres an hour at all times.

More to come. Send us your traffic tips or questions!


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