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 Avenue. As part of this project a replacement of outdated sanitary sewer and storm drain main will be undertaken prior to sidewalk installation.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: Drawings issued for construction. Please see Concept Drawing [PDF - 1.6 MB]for more information on construction details. 

Project Manager: Vira Pikhteryeva

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Mortimer Road 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 Road. This project will see an installation of 1.8 meter wide concrete sidewalk separated from the existing curb by a 2.0m 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: Design is underway. Please see Concept Drawing [PDF - 1.1 MB]for more information on construction details. 

Project Manager: Vira Pikhteryeva

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Finnerty Road – McKenzie Avenue to Arbutus Road Infrastructure Upgrade Project

Start Date: Spring 2018
End Date: Fall 2018
Last Updated: October 2017
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 Avenue and Arbutus Road. Currently, there are gaps in the curb and sidewalks and no bike lanes on Finnerty Road. The project will also replace and upgrade 510 m 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 [PDF - 9.2 MB]

Project Status: Detail design
Project Manager: Sandra Liddell

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Borden Street and McKenzie Cycle Track                    

Start Date: Fall 2016
End Date: July 2017
Last Updated: September 21, 2017

Project Description: 
We have constructed a two-way cycle track on Borden Street and Cedar Hill X Road. This cycle track provides a protected cycling facility from the entrances of the Lochside Regional Trail at the Mckenzie Avenue / Borden Street intersection and Cedar Hill X Road / Lochside Drive intersection. 

This project includes new cycling and pedestrian facilities along Borden Street and Cedar Hill X Road. The goal was to enhance pedestrian safety and mobility, as well as provide facilities that promote alternative modes of transportation by connecting the Lochside Trail across McKenzie Avenue. 

Along the two-way cycle track, new traffic patterns and signage are provided to direct pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles through the new infratstructure.

Read more.... 

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Galloping Goose - Carey Road Connection

Start Date: March 2017
End Date: 
June 2017

Project Description: The Galloping Goose Carey Road Connection Project is included in the 2017 Transportation Capital Budget and consists of construction of a 4.0m wide asphalt multi-use pathway at accessible grades, concrete staircase leading to existing stairs, a new concrete bus stop pad and an on-road southbound bike lane. Upgrades to the existing multi-use pathway, connecting Carey Rd and Galloping Goose Regional Trail were raised as part of the development process for the Uptown Shopping Centre. This pathway will improve walking and cycling conditions in the area by providing safe accessibility for all pathway users between Uptown, Carey Road and Galloping Goose.

The District of Saanich have been working with CRD Parks and Uptown (funding partners for this project) in developing a concept for multi-use pathway upgrade. 

Project Status:  The project is scheduled to be constructed in spring 2017 and will take approximately 5 weeks to complete, pending favorable weather conditions. The concept drawing [PDF - 3.4 MB] outlines planned construction details.

Project Manager:  Vira Pikhteryeva

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Tillicum Road Paving and Transportation Improvements

 
Start Date: September early October 2017
End Date: Spring 2018
Last Updated: September 2017
 
The project will provide 900m of new cycling facilities, 500 meters of improved pedestrian walkways, a new pedestrian and cyclist activated traffic signal at Regina Avenue, and nine new wheel chair drops while maintaining the four travel lanes along Tillicum Road between the Trans-Canada Highway and Burnside Road.  In addition to the pedestrian and cycling improvements, the road surface will be 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 will provide safer and improve access and connectivity along the corridor for pedestrians and cyclists. 
 
The landscaped median referenced within the Capital Works Project Booklet that is proposed along Tillicum Road between Maddock Avenue and Burnside Road will be included as part of future development improvements. 
 
 
How will this project improve Saanich?
  • Extend the life of aging pavement and sidewalks
  • Complete a gap in cycling facilities connecting the Galloping Goose Regional Trail to amenities along Tillicum Road.
  • Provide facilities for alternate modes of transportation at this major center.
  • Improve cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the expected start and end of construction?
A: Construction is expected to start in September early October and be completed by the Spring of 2018.
 
Q:Will this section of Tillicum Road be closed during construction?
A: No.  Traffic will be maintained through the project site during construction.  Construction activities will be coordinated to minimize impact to traffic.
 
Q:Will trees need to be removed as part of this project?
A:Yes, six trees will be removed to accommodate the installation of the new facilities.  The District of Saanich has a 2 to 1 tree replacement policy that will be included as part of this project.
 
Q:Will there still be a loading zone and parking area for Hampton Park?
A:Yes, the loading zone and a parking area will be maintained.
 
Project Manager:  Ashley Foster

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McKenzie Avenue Upgrade - Cedar Hill to Shelbourne                    

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:  Design is now underway (see Concept [PDF - 1.1 MB]). Construction is scheduled for late spring of 2017 and should take approximately six to eight weeks to complete, pending favourable
weather conditions.

Project Manager:  Vira Pikhteryeva

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Judah Sidewalks     

Start Date:  Construction scheduled to start November 2017
End Date:  Winter 2017
Last Updated: October 2017
Budget:  $275,000          

Project Description:  In correlation with the Safe Routes to School program the District will be
undertaking a sidewalk and path upgrade project on Judah Street from Bremerton
to Carey Road in the upcoming months.This project will include installation of a
concrete sidewalk adjacent to the westbound lane, pathway upgrade from Roy Road
to Carey Road, curb return upgrades at Judah and Bremerton in addition to a new
signed and marked crosswalk.

Project Status:  Drawings issued for construction.

We would suggest looking at the preliminary display drawing [PDF - 1.1 MB] showing the exent of the project.

Project Manager:  Sandra Liddell

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Sanitary Sewer Projects

Lochside Drivew Sewage Force Main Replacement

Start Date: January 15, 2018
End Date: March 15, 2018

Project Description:
The District of Saanich will be replacing 400 m of sanitary sewage force main from the Haliburton Sewage Lift Station, located at the corner of Lochside Drive and Haliburton Road, to 4931 Lochside Drive. The replacement will address concerns related to previous breaks of the force main, resulting in sewage overflows in the area. Please review the location map [PDF - 791 KB].

Lochside Drive will be closed to vehicular through traffic in the area between Haliburton Road and Maxine Lane. Local residential, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic will be maintained in this area. Detour routes will be signed and directed for the vehicular through traffic.

Project Status: Planned for 2018
Project Manager: Sean Elliott

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Storm Drain Projects

Storm Drain Main and Sanitary Sewer Main Lining Works

Start Date: October 2017
End Date: November 2017

Project Description:
This is an annual project that involves trench-less replacement of hundreds of meters of sanitary sewer and storm drain mains in various locations through out Saanich.  For these locations please view the area map [PDF - 164 KB].

A construction notice letter [PDF - 141 KB]from contractor with details and contact numbers went out to the residents impacted by this project.

Project Status:
Under construction
Project Manager: Jeff Butcher

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Waterworks Projects


Arbutus Watermain Replacement – Phase 3

Start Date: January 2018
End Date: March 2018
Budget: $1,100,000

Project Description:

The District of Saanich is replacing 1,000 meters of water main on Arbutus Road, from Rowley Road to Telegraph Bay Road. 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.

Half of this project, from Rowley Road to Sherwood Road, was completed in November 2017. Construction was put on-hold due to needs at other projects but the second half will be restarting in January with completion expected by March of 2018. During construction, Residents should expect single lane alternating traffic along Arbutus Road from 9:00am to 3:30pm.

 

Project Status: Construction paused. Restarting in January
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson

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Baxter Watermain Replacement

Start Date: November 2017
End Date: December 2017
Budget: $279,000

Project Description:
The District of Saanich will be replacing 330 meters of water main on Baxter Avenue, from Raymond Street North to Glanford Avenue. This upgrade is needed because of the age and condition of the main. It will also allow us to increase the water capacity and fire flow on this street.

Construction is scheduled to begin in November and is expected to be complete by the end of December. During construction, Residents should expect single lane alternating traffic along Baxter Avenue from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Project Status: Under construction
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson