Tour de Victoria Road Closures

Date:   Aug 23, 2015

This year’s Tour de Victoria will feature both roving and event long road  cyclists make their ways across the three different race routes.

Some closures will remain in effect for the Inner Harbour area until 6pm today.

Other locations throughout Greater Victoria will take place at various points throughout the day.

Below is a complete, minute-by-minute list of all the road closures from an archived version of the Tour de Victoria website

Traffic Restrictions

On Sunday, August 23, 2015 some of the streets in Greater Victoria are going to be affected by up to 1,500 cyclists participating in the fifth annual Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria. Cyclists from all over Canada and the U.S. are coming for the largest one-day cycling event in Victoria and it’s going to be happening in your community!

What will happen on Sunday August 23th?

  • Police, certified traffic control attendants and course marshals, will control cyclists and traffic flow along the route.
  • The ride starts in downtown Victoria at 7:00am, travels 140km around the region & ends downtown at 3:30pm
  • The route only affects certain roads in each municipality and timing varies in each area
  • Expect minor traffic delays throughout the region
  • More details provided below or visit www.tourdevictoria.com/traffic for detailed info about areas near you

Route map overviews with links to details maps available here

Inquiries can be made at info@tourdevictoria.com  or 778-350-6325 leading up to the event and on event day,August 23, 2015

Volunteers Needed

Come out and volunteer in your community and cheer on the riders! We’d love to have your support in making this world-class event. Volunteer registration is available online atwww.tourdevictoria.com/volunteers

Route map overviews with links to details maps available here

Course overview and timing:

Victoria: Between 6:50am – 7:10am. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction our cyclists will be travelling on Belleville St, Government St, Gorge Rd E

Victoria Inner Harbour: 

Break

 

Saanich: Between 7:05am – 7:20am.Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction our cyclists will be travelling on Gorge Rd West.

View Royal: Between 7:10am – 7:30am. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction our cyclists will be travelling on Island Hwy and Old Island Hwy.

Colwood: Between 7:15am – 8:15am. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction our cyclists will be travelling on Ocean Blvd, Lagoon Rd, Metchosin Rd.

Metchosin: Between 7:30am – 9:15am. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction our cyclists will be travelling on Metchosin Rd, Duke Rd, William Head Rd, Lombard Dr, Rocky Point Rd, Liberty Dr, Lindholm Rd, Happy Valley Rd.

Langford – Between 7:50am – 9:45am: Happy Valley Rd, Glen Lake Rd, Leigh Rd, Goldstream Ave, Atkins Ave: Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction our cyclists will be travelling on.

Langford – Between 9:15am – 9:30am: Millstream Rd from Western Speedway to Munn Rd: Vehicle traffic permitted southbound. Cyclists will be travelling north from Western Speedway into the Highlands.

View Royal: Between 8:10am – 10:00am. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction our cyclists will be travelling on Atkins Ave and Burnside Rd W.

Saanich: 8:15am – 10:00am. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction our cyclists will be travelling on Burnside RdW, Prospect Lake Rd, and MunnRd.

Highlands: 8:15am – 10:45am.

Munn Rd: Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction our cyclists will be travelling on.

Millstream Lake Rd and Ross Durrance Rd (between Munn Rd and Willis Point Rd.): Northbound traffic only. This is THE SAME DIRECTION as our cyclists.

Willis Point Rd: Two-Way Traffic will be permitted on Willis Point Rd controlled by Traffic Control personnel to allow residents from Millstream Rd and Willis Point Rd to exit to Wallace Dr

Saanich: 8:45am – 11:20am.  Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction our cyclists will be travelling on Wallace Dr. (Two-Way Traffic will be permitted on Willis Point Rd controlled by Traffic Control personnel to allow residents from Millstream Rd and Willis Point Rd to exit to Wallace Dr)

Central Saanich: 8:50am – 11:30am.  Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction our cyclists will be travelling on Wallace Dr, Garden Gate Dr, Benvenuto Ave, West Saanich Rd, and Old West Saanich Rd. (Two-way traffic will be permitted on West Saanich Rd)

Saanich (West of Bay Pay Hwy #17): 9:00am – 1:20pm.  Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction our cyclists will be travelling on with two-way traffic allowed on West Saanich Rd when needed.  Cyclists travel on Old West Sannich Rd, Spartan Rd, Prospect Lake Rd, Burnside Rd, Charlton Rd, Granville Ave, Hastings St, North Rd, Interurban Rd, Hector Rd, Conway Rd,  Quayle Rd, Beaver Lake Rd, West Saanich Rd, Old West Saanich Rd, Oldfield Rd, Doyle Rd, Forest Hill Rd, Elkwood Rd, Brookleigh Rd and Hamsterly Rd.

Saanich: Pat Bay Hwy #17 and Sayward Rd: 9:40am – 1:20pm. 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 Hwy #17): 9:40am – 2:15pm. Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction our cyclists will be travelling on. Cyclists travel on Sayward Ave, Cordova Bay Rd, Ash Rd, Grandview Dr, Ferndale Rd, Gordon Head Rd, Arbutus Rd, Queenswood Dr, Telegraph Bay Rd, Cadboro Bay Rd.  Please note that Cadboro Bay Rd, between Sinclair Rd and Beach Drive will allow two-way traffic where needed to relieve traffic build up.

Oak  Bay: 10:00am – 2:50pm. Full road closure on Beach Drive, and King George Terrace. 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: 10:00am – 3:30pm. Full road closures on Crescent Rd, Hollywood Cres, Dallas Rd and watertfront perimeter of James Bay including: Erie St, St Lawrence St, Kingston St, Montreal St, Quebec St, Pendray St, and Belleville St.

Sidney & North Saanich 11:00am – 11:30am. On 5th Ave and Lochside Dr. Vehicle traffic will be permitted in both directions. Please drive with caution as there will up to 300 cyclists riding from Sidney Lions Food Bank southbound towards Central Saanich.

Central Saanich: 11:10am – 12:00pm: Lochside Dr, Martindale Rd, Welch Rd, Hunt Rd: Vehicle traffic permitted in the opposite direction our cyclists will be travelling on.