Roundabout planned for intersection of Beacon Avenue West and Galaran Road
Sidney, North Saanich, and Victoria Airport Authority have formed a partnership to build a a roundabout at the intersection of Galaran Road and Beacon Ave West. Stirling Avenue will also be realigned to connect to the roundabout.
The infrastructure improvement will increase public safety, reduce congestion, and support economic development in the area. In early 2022, Sidney, North Saanich, and Victoria Airport Authority agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding for the project with a goal of building the roundabout by fall of 2023.
The need for a roundabout in this key traffic corridor was first identified approximately 20 years ago when a gas station was proposed for the corner of Beacon Avenue West and Pat Bay Highway.
Since then, concerns about traffic management have increased with significant growth occurring in this commercial and industrial area across Sidney, North Saanich, and Victoria Airport Authority lands. These projects include the Sobeys Retail Support Centre, Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) Response Base, Slegg Building Materials, Scotty Manufacturing Ltd., Titan Boats, and Canadian Tire, among others.
The area continues to grow with the construction of the Amazon distribution warehouse.
Further development is expected into the future as there are several undeveloped parcels of land in this area on Sidney, North Saanich, and Victoria Airport Authority lands.
Recognizing that all three jurisdictions contribute to traffic at the intersection of Galaran Road and Beacon Avenue West, project costs will be shared according to a formula agreed upon by the partners. The Town of Sidney and Victoria Airport Authority will each contribute 40% of project costs, with the District of North Saanich covering the remaining 20%. The estimated cost for the project is $4.9 million.
The project will be managed by the Victoria Airport Authority. Detailed designs will be underway shortly, Check back for updates as the project progresses.