Road access to Uptown Shopping Centre is about to get easier with the installation of a connector between the Trans Canada Highway and Carey Road, Citified has learned.
The existing road alignment prohibits northbound drivers from turning onto Carey Road from the highway while access to the busy shopping centre has been limited to a small entranceway steps from the Douglas Street/Trans Canada Highway and Saanich Road intersection. An access lane connecting Uptown’s underground parkade will remain open, albeit its entrance will be realigned.
The sudden changes come only months ahead of the unveiling of Uptown’s Whole Foods-anchored third phase, which sources say was a critical component of the grocer’s tenancy agreement. And future residents of Uptown’s highly anticipated residential phase, an 11-storey rental tower situated on Carey Road at Ravine Way, will also benefit from the changes.
Construction is anticipated to take several weeks. Upon completion drivers heading southbound on the Trans Canada Highway will retain the ability to turn left onto Carey Road while drivers heading south on Carey Road will retain the ability to turn right onto the highway. Northbound drivers will gain the option of accessing Whole Foods and Uptown Shopping Centre directly off the highway through Carey Road or via the existing entranceway near Saanich Road. C
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