Road closures for Tour de Victoria bicycling festival

Motorists in Greater Victoria are asked to be patient on Saturday as they encounter minor delays on some streets during the Ryder Hesjedal Tour de Victoria cycling festival.

Close to 2,000 cyclists will be on roads throughout the region between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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Traffic restrictions include:

• Victoria. Between 6:50 to 7:10 a.m. and 8:50 to 9:15 a.m. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction, cyclists will be travelling on Belleville Street, Government Street, Wharf Street and Johnson Street

• Esquimalt: Between 7 to 7:25 a.m. and 9 and 9:30 a.m. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction as cyclists will be travelling on Esquimalt Road, Tyee Road, Skinner Street, Craigflower Road

• View Royal. Between 7:05 to 7:30 a.m. and 9:10 to 9:40 a.m. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction for cyclists travelling on Island Highway and Old Island Highway.

• Colwood. Between 7:15 to 8:10 a.m. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction for cyclists travelling on Ocean Boulevard, Lagoon Road, Metchosin Road.

• Metchosin. Between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction as cyclists will be travelling on Metchosin Road, Duke Road, William Head Road, Lombard Drive, Rocky Point Road, Liberty Drive, Lindholm Road, Happy Valley Road.

• Sooke. Between 7:40 and 9:05 a.m. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction as cyclists will be travelling on Rocky Point Road, East Sooke Road, Gillespie Road.

• Langford. Between 7:55 and 9:40 a.m. Happy Valley Road, Glen Lake Road, Langford Parkway, Leigh Road, Dunford Avenue, Station Avenue, Veterans Memorial Parkway, Atkins Avenue: Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction cyclists will be travelling on.

• View Royal. Between 8:15 and 10:00 a.m. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction as cyclists will be travelling on Atkins Avenue and Burnside Road West.

• Saanich. 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction as cyclists will be travelling on Burnside Road West, Prospect Lake Road, and Munn Road.

• Highlands. 8:35 to 11:00 a.m. Munn Rd: Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction cyclists will be travelling on. Millstream Lake Road and Ross Durrance Road (between Munn Road and Willis Point Road). Northbound traffic only. This is the same direction as cyclists. Willis Point Road: Two-way traffic will be permitted on Willis Point Road controlled by traffic control personnel to allow residents from Millstream Road and Willis Point Road to exit to Wallace Drive.

• Saanich. 8:45 to 11:15 a.m. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction cyclists will be travelling on Wallace Drive. (Two-way traffic will be permitted on Willis Point Road controlled by traffic control personnel to allow residents from Millstream Road and Willis Point Road to exit to Wallace Drive).

• Central Saanich. 8:50 to 11:30 a.m. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction as cyclists will be travelling on Wallace Drive, Garden Gate Drive, Benvenuto Avenue, West Saanich Road, and Old West Saanich Road. (Two-way traffic will be permitted on West Saanich Road).

• Saanich (West of Bay Pay Highway No. 17). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction as cyclists will be travelling on with two-way traffic allowed on West Saanich Road when needed. Cyclists travel on Old West Saanich Road, Spartan Rd, Prospect Lake Road, Burnside Road, Charlton Road, Granville Avenue, Hastings Street, North Road, Hector Road, Conway Road, Quayle Road, Beaver Lake Road, West Saanich Road, Old West Saanich Road, Oldfield Road, Brookleigh Road and Hamsterly Road.

• Interurban Road. Two-way traffic will be permitted on Interurban Road controlled by traffic control personnel — cars are not allowed to pass cyclists. Cyclists to take the lane.

• Doyle Road, Forest Hill Road, Elkwood Road. Northbound traffic only. This is the same direction as cyclists.

• Saanich: Pat Bay Highway No. 17 and Sayward Road. 9:40 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Intersection will be controlled by traffic control personnel. Traffic will still be able to travel the Pat Bay Highway both northbound and southbound, but please expect some delays. East bound traffic on Sayward Rd will be closed on both sides of the Pat Bay Hwy.

• Saanich (east of Pat Bay Highway No. 17). 9:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction cyclists travelling on. Cyclists travel on Sayward Avenue, Cordova Bay Road, Ash Road, Grandview Drive, Ferndale Road, Gordon Head Road, Arbutus Road, Queenswood Drive, Telegraph Bay Road, Cadboro Bay Road. Please note that Cadboro Bay Road, between Sinclair Road and Beach Drive will allow two-way traffic where needed to relieve traffic build up.

• Oak Bay. 10:20 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Full road closure on Beach Drive, and King George Terrace. However, residents of Beach Drive, King George Terrace and roads that can only be accessed by through these roads will still have access to their homes. Traffic-control personnel will allow residents to access their homes when there are breaks in the cyclists. Access to Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Oak Bay Marina, Oak Bay Beach Hotel and Victoria Golf Club will be controlled by traffic control personnel.

• Victoria. 10:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Full road closures on Crescent Road, Hollywood Crescent, Dallas Road and waterfront perimeter of James Bay including: Erie Street, St. Lawrence Street, Kingston Street, Montreal Street, Quebec Street, Pendray Street, and Belleville Street.

Residents that live on a waterfront road or road that can only be access by a waterfront road, will have access to their homes. Traffic control personnel will allow residents to access their homes when there are breaks in the cyclists.

• For more information, go to tourdevictoria.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/9000127852-traffic-restrictions

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