More signage, and barriers, to deal with u-turns on Taylor Bay Road

Derek Kilbourn

Sounder News

Tuesday, July 24 2018

Staff with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure are planning on increasing the signage on Taylor Bay Road to deal with issues around people making unsafe and illegal u-turns to get into the ferry lineup.

MOTI staff stated this past week that they, “are well aware of the congestion issues from the ferry lineup along Taylor Bay Road, especially during the peak summer travel season. Staff are in the process of adding “no stopping” and “no U-turns” signs along the road to improve safety and operations near the ferry terminal. The signs are expected to be in place over the next few weeks. Barriers preventing U-turns are also being considered at select road side sites along Taylor Bay Road. With respect to Taylor Bay Road, the ministry is currently reviewing all options to determine if roadside barriers would provide a safe solution to the congestion concerns from increased ferry traffic.

In other roadways news, the Transportation Ministry staff said MOTI is going ahead with plans to install a pedestrian activated crosswalk on North Road near the Co-op in Gabriola Village. Work on that project is also expected to begin in the fall.