Current Projects

  1. Transportation Projects

  2. Sanitary Sewer Projects

  3. Storm Drain Projects

  4. Waterworks Projects  

Transportation Projects

 

Ansell Road Upgrade

Start Date: Early 2018
Finish Date: Spring 2018
Last Updated: January 2018
Budget: $400,000

Project Description: This project is driven by Saanich’s Safe Route to School program and will see an installation of a concrete sidewalk from Midgard to McKenzie Ave. As part of this project a replacement of outdated sanitary sewer and storm drain main will be undertaken prior to sidewalk installation.

Construction is scheduled for the winter/spring of 2018 and should take approximately six to eight weeks to complete, pending favourable weather conditions.

Project Status: Under construction

Project Manager: Vira Pikhteryeva

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Ansell-Larchwood-McKenzie Sidewalk

Start Date: Fall 2018
End Date: Fall 2018
Last Updated: April 2018

Project Description: In correlation with the Safe Route to School program the District will be undertaking a pathway connection project from Ansell Road to Larchwood Drive. This project will see an installation of 3.0 meter wide asphalt pathway on McKenzie Ave from Larchwood Drive intersection to Ansell Rd and new traffic signal pole at Larchwood Dr to upgrade this intersection to a fully signalized intersection. Also, re-laning of Larchwood Dr will take place at the same time to accommodate better facility for the cyclists using this route.

As part of this project a relocation of the bus stop pad and shelter will be undertaken as well as installation of a concrete sidewalk connecting new bus stop pad and new sidewalk on Ansell Rd.

Construction is scheduled for early fall of 2018 and should take approximately six weeks to complete, pending favourable weather conditions.

Project Status: Design complete. For more information please review the Concept Plan  for construction details.
Project Manager: Vira Pikhteryeva

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Caen Rd Sidewalk – Dieppe Rd to Quadra St

Start Date: Summer 2018
Finish Date: Fall 2018
Last Updated: March 2018
Budget: $400,000

Project Description: This project is intended as a continuation of the newly constructed concrete sidewalk on Dieppe Rd to complete the gap in pedestrian facilities between Dieppe Rd and Quadra St. This project will include the construction of concrete sidewalks along the south side of Caen Rd with wheelchair friendly corner ramps at Quadra St and Kincaid St.

Project Status: Concept

Project Manager: Ashley Locke

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Feltham Road Re-laning – Shelbourne St to Tyndall Ave

Start Date: Summer 2018
Finish Date: Fall 2018
Last Updated: March 2018
Budget: $300,000

Project Description:  The planned improvements are to provide dedicated cycling facilities along Feltham Rd from Shelbourne St to Tyndall Ave. This project will include road re-laning, buffered bike lanes, planted medians, a full pavement overlay and improvements to the existing curb returns for wheelchair accessibility at Lambrick Way, Larchwood Dr, Cabot Pl, Cavalin Crt and Tyndall Ave.

The design of this short corridor will be compatible with the proposed intersection improvements identified in the Shelbourne Valley Action Plan.

Project Status: Concept

Project Manager: Ashley Locke

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Finnerty Road - McKenzie Ave to Arbutus Rd Infrastructure Upgrade Project

Start Date: Late Summer/Early Fall 2018
End Date: Fall 2018
Last Updated: April 2018
Project Budget: : $1,500,000 (Transportation); $657,000 (Water)

Project Description:  This project will infill new concrete sidewalks, install dedicated protected bike lanes and place an asphalt overlay between the roundabout at McKenzie Ave and Arbutus Rd. Currently, there are gaps in the curb and sidewalks and no bike lanes on Finnerty Rd. The project will also replace and upgrade 510 meter of aging water mains to improve fire flows and upgrade to LED streetlights.

Project Goals:

  • Provide safe facilities that promote safe streets and more people walking and riding bikes
  • Close sidewalk and cycling gaps
  • Rehabilitation of aging underground infrastructure
  • Provide access to the nearby middle school and UVic
  • Improve available fire flows
  • Reduce frequency of unplanned service interruptions
  • Save energy and reduce CO2 emissions

Finnerty Display Board

Project Status: Detail design
Project Manager: Sandra Liddell

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Haliburton Road Upgrades – Phase 3

Start Date:  Summer 2018
End Date:  Summer 2018
Last Updated: June 2018

Project Description:  Saanich is extending the sidewalk along Haliburton to connect the existing bus stop on the Pat Bay HWY to the existing sidewalk just before Haliburton Terrace.  The key items addressed in this phase of the project are a new concrete sidewalk with minor storm drainage improvements.

Construction for Phase 4 is anticipated to begin in 2019. This is contingent on the completion of the final design which will include storm main upgrades that will allow for the south ditch to be in-filled and widened. Cycling facilities are also to be expected as a part of this project.

Project Status: Under construction          

Project Manager: Ashley Foster

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Interurban Rd - Meadowview Pl to 4125 Interurban Rd Sidewalks

 
Start Date: Summer 2018
End Date: Fall 2018
Last Updated: June 2018
Budget: $250,000
Project Description:  This project includes the installation of a concrete sidewalk and a bus stop improvement on the east side of Interurban Road.

Project Status: Tender Awarded

Project Manager: Stuart White
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Keats Pedestrian Bridge

Start Date: June 18, 2018
End Date: September 2018
Last Updated: June 2018

Project Description:  Saanich has procured a contractor (Ralmax group of Companies) to replace the Keats Street Pedestrian Bridge connecting South Keats Street to North Keats Street. The key items addressed in this phase of the project are the following.

  • New Bridge structure and decking
  • Sanitary upgrades
  • Watermain upgrades

It should be noted that the Bridge will be closed for the duration of the project.

Project Goals:  This project will increase active transportation by making this bridge more accessible, replace aging infrastructure that is in danger of failing and have an overall improvement to pedestrian safety that will ensure continued connectivity of these streets. 

Project Status: In Construction

Project Manager: Ashley Foster

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McKenzie Ave Upgrade - Cedar Hill Rd to Shelbourne St                  

Start Date: Spring 2017
End Date: Winter 2017

Project Description:  The project is intended to complete the gap in cycling facilities and improve pedestrian facilities on McKenzie Avenue from Cedar Hill Road to Shelbourne Street. This project includes the construction of a separated concrete sidewalk and one directional eastbound asphalt cycle track on the south side of the road, and installation of a westbound on-road bike lane on the north side of the road with some repairs to existing concrete sidewalk.

Roads Maintenance crews will be repairing the asphalt on McKenzie Avenue from Long Gun Place to Shelbourne Street by resurfacing the street, and providing new pavement markings.

Project Status:  Complete

Project Manager:  Vira Pikhteryeva

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Morris Dr Sidewalk and Drain Improvements

Start Date: Summer 2018
End Date: Fall 2018
Last Updated: June 2018
Budget: $500,000
Project Description:  The planned improvements for this project are to provide concrete sidewalk with corner ramps on the west side of Morris Dr between Ambassador Ave and Lucas Ave, providing a connection between existing sidewalks and improved pedestrian facilities for an area with multiple schools.  Work on this project is to include storm main installation along the project length. 
Project Status: In Construction
Project Manager: Stuart White

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Mortimer Rd Sidewalk

Start Date:  Spring 2018
End Date:  Spring/Summer 2018
Last Updated: January 2018

Project Description: In correlation with the Safe Route to School program the District will be undertaking a sidewalk project on Mortimer Street from Stamboul to Ansell Rd. This project will see an installation of 1.8 meter wide concrete sidewalk separated from the existing curb by a 2.0 meter wide boulevard from Stamboul St to Palo Alto St, and a combination of a separated and adjacent to existing curb concrete sidewalk from Palo Alto St to Ansell Rd.

As part of this project a replacement of aging asbestos concrete water main will be undertaken prior to sidewalk installation. This water main is over 50 years old and due for replacement. In addition to the age, replacement of the water main will allow us to relocate the main and facilitate installation of the new concrete sidewalk.

Upon completion of sidewalk construction, Saanich Parks Department will plant approximately 11 new trees in the boulevard in front of certain properties. Tree planting will take place no earlier than fall of 2018. Exact location and the species of the trees will be determined at the later date.

Construction is scheduled for the spring of 2018 and should take approximately six weeks to complete, pending favourable weather conditions.

Project Status: Under construction. Please see Concept Drawing  for more information on construction details. 

Project Manager: Vira Pikhteryeva

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Ridgebank Cres Reconstruction – Carey Rd to Vanalman Ave

Start Date: Winter 2019
Finish Date: Spring 2019
Last Updated: March 2018
Budget: $650,000

Project Description: This project will include the reconstruction of the road base and asphalt paving to improve road conditions along Ridgebank Cres between Carey Rd and Vanalman Ave. Upgrades to the sidewalk corner ramps near the intersections of Carey Rd, Springridge Cres, and Vanalman Ave will also be included. Upgrades to the storm and sewer mains will be completed prior to road reconstruction.

Project Status: Concept

Project Manager: Ashley Locke

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Shelbourne Valley Project (SVP) – Phase 1

Start Date:  Spring 2018 (Design)
                     Spring 2019 (Construction)
End Date:  Winter 2019

Last Updated: July 2018

Project Description: 
The SVP goal is to deliver the short-term mobility improvements to Shelbourne Street as identified in the Shelbourne Valley Action Plan (SVAP) including a new University of Victoria (UVic) Bike connector, and renewal or upgrades to the sewer, storm, and water infrastructure.This goal includes:
a) Installation of new cycling facilities;
b) Pedestrian safety improvements;
c) Transit infrastructure improvements;
d) Replacement of underground infrastructure; and
e) New asphalt road structure.

Adjustments and refinements to the Transportation Concept Plan may be made during the detailed design stages.

Phase 1 of the SVP includes the installation of buffered bike lanes between McKenzie Avenue and Torquay Drive. The road cross-section will maintain four vehicle travel lanes from McKenzie Avenue to approximately 200m north.  Continuing north to Torquay Drive, the road cross-section will generally include one travel lane each direction plus a two-way left turn lane.  The UVic bike connector is an additional component of the project that will create a bikeway connecting Shelbourne Street at Pear Street to the UVic via Pear Street and Poplar Ave. 

Project Status: 
  • Conceptual/Preliminary Design underway
  • Geotechnical field investigation and survey work for all 3 SVP phases planned for July/August 2018
  • Construction of Phase 1 planned for 2019
Additional Information:  Project Manager: Brian Olsen 
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Tillicum Rd Paving and Transportation Improvements

Start Date: September early October 2017
End Date: Spring 2018
Last Updated: June 2018
 
Project Description:  This Project is now substantially completed. This project provides 900 meters of new cycling facilities, 500 meters of improved pedestrian walkways, a new pedestrian and cyclist activated traffic signal at Regina Ave, and nine new wheel chair drops while maintaining the four travel lanes along Tillicum Rd between the Trans-Canada Highway and Burnside Rd.  In addition to the pedestrian and cycling improvements, the road surface has been re-paved with new asphalt complete with new pavement markings as well as utilizing green epoxy paint in potential cycling/vehicle conflict areas.  The new facilities provide safer and improve access and connectivity along the corridor for pedestrians and cyclists
 
Project Manager:  Ashley Foster

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West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake/Sparton Road intersection

Start Date: Late 2019
Last Updated: June 2018

Project Description: Saanich is in the Process of procuring a consultant to complete the conceptual Design to complete a full intersection upgrade at West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake/ Sparton Road. This will include improvements to traffic flow with safe access in all directions by motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to the local school, businesses and interurban trail.

Project Goals:

  • Improve traffic movements at the intersection
  • Provide safe facilities that promote safe streets and more people walking and riding bikes
  • Extend pedestrian pathway/walkway from Whitehead Park at Goward Road to the Community Hall to close any gaps
  • Upgrade Watermain Design upgrade from the Intersection to the Prospect lake School

Project Status: Conceptual Design
Project Manager: Ashley Foster

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West Saanich Road - Quadra St to Royal Oak Shopping Centre

Start Date: Summer 2019
End Date: Winter 2020
Last Updated: May 2018

Project Description:  This project is a final phase of West Saanich Rd Street Scape, which fulfills key policies identified in the District’s Official Community Plan, completes gaps in the cycling and pedestrian facilities along West Saanich Road, and provides safe alternate modes of transportation.

Along with the installation of buffered bike lanes, concrete sidewalks, LED street lighting, upgrade of bus stops, installation of a new mid-block crosswalk connecting two bus stops, planting of significant amount of new trees, an asphalt overlay will take place from Quadra St to Royal Oak Shopping Centre.

All of the above will be a significant improvement to West Saanich Rd providing welcoming facilities for everyone to enjoy. 

For proposed design drawing, please see West Saanich Display Board.

Project Status: Detailed design
Project Manager: Vira Pikhteryeva

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Wilkinson Rd - Greenlea Ave to Travino Lane Rd Improvements

Start Date: Fall 2018
End Date: Spring 2019
Last Updated: June 2018
Budget: $1,125,000
Project Description:  The planned improvements for this project are to provide pedestrian and cycling facilities that contribute to a more balanced mode share along Wilkinson Rd from Travino Lane to Greenlea Dr. This project will include the installation of concrete sidewalks on the east side of the road, painted bike lanes, improved bus stops, and intersection improvements at Greenlea Rd.
Project Status: Design
Project Manager: Stuart White
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Sanitary Sewer Projects

North Dairy Rd

Start Date: May 2018
Finish Date: October 2018
Budget: $2,100,000

Project Description:  The main goal of this infrastructure upgrade project is to reduce the sanitary sewer flows to the Wetherby Pump Station. This upgrade will permit the pump station to remain at optimum functionality while managing the existing flow conditions and any new flows generated by developments in the catchment area. The sanitary sewer on North Dairy Road will be redirected diverting flows to the CRD Northeast Bowker Trunk System.

To take advantage of the deep excavation needed for the sanitary sewer diversion, aged storm drain and watermain infrastructure will be replaced on Kingsley St at the same time. This preventative maintenance and upgrade helps avoid digging up the same area twice, reducing costs and disturbances to residents. 

 

Residents can expect traffic delays and impacts to street parking. Electronic sign boards will help divert traffic to other major routes. 

Project Status: Under construction

Project Manager: Jeff Butcher
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Storm Drain Projects

Blenkinsop Storm Drain Culvert Replacement

Start Date: July 2018
Finish Date: August 2018

Project Description:  This is the replacement of a 20 meter long, large diameter wood stave culvert crossing Blenkinsop Rd just north of McKenzie Ave.  The existing culvert is in poor condition and is nearing the end of its lifespan.

Some short-term traffic disruption is anticipated and a detour will be required.

 Project Status: Planned

 Project Manager: Peter Kelly

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Kathleen St and Craigmiller Ave Gravity Sewer Replacement

Start Date: July 2018
Finish Date: September 2018

Project Description:  A gravity sewer line of about 130 m will be replaced in statutory rights of way of some properties along Craigmillar Ave and Kathleen St. The replacement is required to address the structural failure of the pipe in some sections.

The District's Engineering Department has sent out resident notification for this project. An additional letter of notification will be sent out to the residents from the District's Public Works department once a construction start date has been determined.

Project Status: Planned construction

Project Manager: Sean Elliott

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Pike St and Maplewood Storm Drain Main Replacement

Start Date: June 2018
End Date: July 2018

Project Description:  This is the replacement of a small diameter storm drain pipe located in a backyard, right-of-way, off Maplewood near Pike St.  The existing pipe has collapsed and is full of roots.

Minimal traffic disruption is anticipated.

Project Status: Planned construction

Project Manager: Peter Kelly

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Waterworks Projects

Cedar Hill Cross Rd Watermain Replacement – Phase 2

Start Date: May 2018
End Date: August 2018

Project Description:  The District of Saanich will be replacing 600 meters of water main on Cedar Hill Cross Rd from Palo Alto St to Gordon Head Rd. This upgrade is required because of the age and condition of the main. The project will also increase the water capacity and fire flows to the area.

During construction, Residents should expect single lane alternating traffic along Cedar Hill Cross Rd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Traffic control personnel will be on-site, however it is advised that you plan for delays or take alternate routes.

Project Status:  Under Construction
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson
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Feltham Rd Watermain

Start Date: Scheduled for July 2018

End Date: September 2018

Project Description:

The District of Saanich will be installing 340 meters of water main on Feltham Rd from Tyndall Ave to Fairburn Dr. This project's purpose is to improve our transmission main network. The upgrades will increase water capacity and fire flows to the area.

During construction, Residents should expect delays along Feltham Road. Traffic control personnel will be on-site, however it is advised that you plan for delays or take alternate routes.

Project Status: Construction scheduled

Project Manager: Nathan Robertson

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Majestic Rd Watermain Replacement

Start Date: July 2018
End Date: October 2018

Project Description:  

The District of Saanich will be replacing 460 meters of asbestos cement water main from Kenmore Rd to Hawthorne St.  This project is part of our ongoing asbestos cement replacement program and this section has been prioritized for replacement due to recent break history.

Residents should expect traffic delays along Majestic Rd due to the construction and are asked to slow down through the work zone. We are anticipating completion of the water main work by October 2018.

Project Status: Construction

Project Manager: Nathan Robertson

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Tillicum Pressure Reducing Valve Replacement

Start Date:  May 2018
End Date: June 2018
Budget: $495,000

Project Description:  The District of Saanich will be replacing and relocating the existing pressure reducing valve station located in the parking lot of 306 Burnside Rd. The new pressure reducing valve station will be located in the boulevard area of Tillicum Rd.

Businesses and customers of the commercial property should expect equipment and workers onsite during the construction of the pressure reducing valve. The District of Saanich will endeavour to maintain access to the site from the surrounding roadways.

Project Status: Construction

Project Manager: Rob McFarland

 

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