Travel advisory: Highway 17 Closures - Keating Cross Road Overpass Project - July 25, 29 and August 7, 2024 View ×

Posted on: Friday, July 19, 2024

Highway 17 Closures
Keating Cross Road Overpass Project
Victoria to Swartz Bay

July 25, 29 and August 7, 2024

Patricia Bay Highway (Hwy 17) between Victoria and Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island will be temporarily closed from Tanner Road to Island View Road due to the Keating Cross Road Overpass Project during the noted times on the following dates:

Scheduled Highway Closures

July 25, 2024

July 29, 2024

August 7, 2024

10:00 pm – 6:00 am

8:00 pm – 6:00 am

10:00 pm – 6:00 am

Customers looking to travel to or from Swartz Bay terminal during closure times will be impacted and should plan their travel accordingly. A detour will be in effect via Central Saanich Road. Customers should be prepared for a 15-20 minute delay as a result.

Those using transit to Swartz Bay are strongly advised to take earlier bus departures because of the detour. Additional information is available online at: 

For more information, please check the Keating Cross Overpass Project website here:

For up-to-date sailing and departure information, check Current Conditions, follow @BCFerries on X, or phone 1-888-223-3779 for further assistance.

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FOI 2020

Request# Request Requestor Responsive Records
20-001 The dates, exact or approximate, of specified executives’ round-trips (if any) on BC Ferries Route 55 between French Creek and False Bay in his/her executive capacity. Individual View details
20-003 The complete proposal, including proposed cost in Canadian Dollars, of the winning bidder who responded to BC Ferries RFP 01-07-2019. Individual View details
20-005 The sailing times and dates where overloads were experienced on the Vesuvius/Crofton and Fulford/Swartz Bay routes (in both directions) in 2018. Individual View details
20-006 Sailing delays on sailings from Langdale to Horseshoe Bay from December 1, 2013 to October 31, 2017 Individual View details
  1. A copy of the submission made by West Coach Launch Ltd. in response to the 2010 Request for Proposal by BC Ferries (RFP 12-06-2010) for the provision of Marine Transportation Services between French Creek on Vancouver Island and False Bay on Lasqueti Island.
  2. Any and all correspondence between BC Ferries and West Coast Launch Ltd., with respect to acknowledgement of the proposal, request for additional information, and decision on the contract award.
  3. Any and all internal correspondence by BC Ferries executives or other personnel with respect to reviews of the proposals to the RFP made by West Coast Launch Ltd. and by Western Pacific Marine.
Individual View details
20-010 Specified details regarding Article 9.03 of the Coastal Ferry Services Contract and whether BC Ferries has given notice to the Province that its operator contract with Western Pacific Marine for passenger ferry service on unregulated Route 55 is set to end March 31, 2020. Individual View details
  1. The per-unit cost of the cable system for the Denman Island ferry.
  2. The name of the cable vendor.
Media View details
20-012 Specified information regarding the cables used for the Baynes Sound Connector. Individual View details
20-013 Further to request FOI-2020-010, please provide any correspondence between BC. Ferries and Western Pacific Marine with respect to contract expiry or contract renewal. Individual View details
20-020 All scheduled and actual departure times for Route 3 (Langdale to Horseshoe Bay) from June 19 - 21, 2019. Pettit & Company View details
20-021 Regarding the Baynes Sound Connector:
  1. From February 2016 to October, 2019, dates, times and reasons for cancellation of scheduled sailings or departures delayed by more than 30 minutes.
  2. Dates and times when sailings were disrupted by debris or logs picked up by the cables or conflict with other vessels.
  3. Dates and times when the vessel was not available for emergency sailings due to repairs and maintenance.
Individual View details
20-022 All records relating to communication strategy or messaging regarding any alleged assault that took place on the Coastal Celebration on October 22, 2019. CBC Vancouver View details
  1. Dates the 8:00 a.m. sailing from Denman West to Buckley Bay was overloaded during the work week from the launch of Hornby Island priority loading project to November 12, 2019.
  2. Gross revenue from ticket sales on the Baynes Sound Connector from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.
Individual View details
20-025 All correspondence between BC Ferries Services Inc. and Minister of Transportation Claire Trevena from July 17, 2017 to the present. Times Colonist View details
20-026 Regarding RFP 07/08/2019 Unregulated Routes, specifically as it relates to ferry service on Route 55. Please provide:
  1. The number of respondents for Route 55.
  2. The names of the respondents.
Individual View details
20-027 Specified records related to the Northern Expedition between 2011 and the present. Individual View details
20-028 The total number of passengers that travelled on BC Ferries under the provincial Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) for each fiscal year ending 2015 through 2019. Individual View details
20-029 The total number of BC Ferries scheduled sailings and the total number of sailing cancellations due to adverse weather conditions per annum from 2003 through 2019. Individual View details

FOI 2019

Request# Request Requestor Responsive Records
19-002 Email communications between any BC Ferries employees and BC Ferries President and CEO Mark Collins or other senior BC Ferries executive staff regarding safety, maintenance concerns, engineering equipment, or engineering management pertaining to the MV Island Sky from October 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018. BC Ferry & Marine Workers’ Union View details
19-003 All communications sent between the Government of British Columbia and BC Ferries regarding the removal of fuel rebates, since January 1, 2018. Individual View details
19-004 Data related to on-time sailings and late departures for route 19 (Gabriola Island) for the years of 2007 to current day. This data should include scheduled sailings and actual departures and arrivals from both terminals (Nanaimo and Departure Bay). Individual View details
19-005 Total fuel consumed by the "Queen of Capilano" in 2017. Any available data on the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the Queen of Capilano in 2017. Individual View details
19-006 Documents, supportive data, negotiations information related to Langford/Colwood/Royal Bay - Victoria ferry option considered by BC Ferries. Individual View details
19-007 Request for the most recent sale information for the MV Queen of Burnaby. Individual View details
19-008 BC Ferry Corporation committee and board minutes related to the design of new ships during the January 1992 to July 1996 period. Individual View details
19-009 A copy of the winning bid to: RFP# 06-01-2018 Time Collection and Crew Scheduling Software Selection Helm Operations View details
19-010 Information regarding the environmental impact of specified BC Ferries vessels on the Southern resident orca population in the Salish Sea. Individual View details
  1. BC Ferries’ purchase agreement for Northern Sea Wolf (MV Aqua Spirit);
  2. All surveyor reports for the MV Northern Sea Wolf (MV Aqua Spirit);
  3. All funding requests made by BC Ferries to BC Ferries Services Board relating to the Northern Sea Wolf, 2016 to date;
  4. All MV Northern Sea Wolf refit budgets, to date;
  5. All MV Northern Sea Wolf refit budget estimates (including, but not limited to, labour, parts, services, and contracts), from time of purchase to date;
  6. Operating budget of the MV Northern Sea Wolf, to date;
  7. Operating budget for the MV Nimpkish 2017 to 2019;
  8. Operating costs of the Northern Adventure for 2017 to date;
The Star Vancouver View details
19-012 Specified procurement and/or contractual records regarding marine transportation services between French Creek on Vancouver Island and False Bay on Lasqueti Island, and between and among Port McNeill (Vancouver Island), Alert Bay (Cormorant Island) and Sointula (Malcolm Island). Individual View details
19-014 The number of walk-on passengers for the Quadra Island-Cortes Island route and the Campbell River-Quathiaski Cove route for 2017 and 2018 on a monthly basis Friends of Cortes Society View details
19-015 The employment contracts for the two previous Vice President and Chief Financial Officers Individual View details

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