Jingle Pot and Westwood Intersection Upgrade

Due to levels of congestion the City of Nanaimo will undertake an upgrade to the Jingle Pot Rd and Westwood Rd intersection in 2019. The upgrade will convert the intersection from a two way stop to controlled traffic signals.

This project will also include Pedestrian improvements.

  • Progress

    Project Schedule

    It is anticipated that construction will start in 2019; however, detailed project timing is yet to be determined.  When additional information is available it will be made available on this website.

    Project Updates

    Sept 26, 2018: The project is in the detailed design phase. Our engineering team is further elaborating on each aspect of the project through drawings and specifications.

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  • Details

    Project Scope

    This project will encompass the upgrading the intersection of Jingle Pot Rd and Westwood Rd to alleviate congestion and traffic safety concerns.

    • Traffic signals are proposed for the intersection to cater for the future traffic flows.
    • Additional lanes will be provided on all approaches, with give way controlled left turns.
    • On-road cycle facilities include cycle lanes on all approaches and stop boxes at the intersection stop line.
    • Pedestrian crossing facilities on all intersection legs.

    Project Budget

    The budget for the project is $1,430,000 (including addition of sidewalk upgrades on Jingle Pot Rd).

  • Background
    Local Nanaimo historians believe the sound of rocks "jingling" in a pot during the coal mining interchange process lead to the name of the road. The sound made by the jingle pot was a signal of sort to start the winch and bring coal out of the mines.

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