Current Projects

  1. Transportation Projects

  2. Sanitary Sewer Projects

  3. Storm Drain Projects

  4. Waterworks Projects  

Transportation Projects

Haliburton Rd Phase 4 (Roads) - Pat Bay Hwy to Wesley Rd

Start Date: Spring 2020
Finish Date: Summer 2020
Last Updated: January 2020
Budget: $600,000

Project Description:  The District will be undertaking a roadway improvement project along Haliburton Road from the Pat Bay HWY to Wesley Road. This project is the 4th phase of a 4 phase Roadway and Drainage improvement project which fulfills key policies identified in the District’s Official Community Plan. The project will include:

  • A raised bike path from Cherry Tree Bend to Rose Lane adjacent to Eastbound travel lane
  • A buffered bike lane from Cherry Tree Bend to Rose lane  adjacent to the Westbound travel lane
  • Painted bike lanes to Wesley Road
  • Concrete curb  and gutter adjacent to the Eastbound travel lane
  • Filling in existing ditches
  • Bus stop improvements
  • Pedestrian improvements to the existing sidewalk
  • Crosswalk improvements at Del Monte Avenue
  • Full repaving on Haliburton Road from the Pat Bay Highway to Wesley Road

During construction, vehicle access will at times be restricted to a single lane.

Project Status: Construction Pending
Project Manager: Graeme Galloway

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Townley Sidewalk - Richmond Rd to 1792 Townley St

Start Date: January 2020
Finish Date: January 2020
Last Updated: January 2020
Budget: $60,000

Project Description:  We will be installing a separated sidewalk along the northerly boulevard of Townley Street. This sidewalk will connect to frontage improvements to be done for the development at 1780 Townley Street.

Project Status: Construction starting soon
Project Manager: Ashley Locke

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Gordon Head Laval McCoy Crosswalk Upgrades

Start Date: Mid 2020
End Date: Late 2020
Last Updated: January 2020
Budget: TBD

Project Description:  The District of Saanich is undertaking an infrastructure project at the intersection of Gordon Head Road at Laval Road and the intersection of Gordon Head Road and McCoy Ave. Both intersections design are consistent with one another and complete with overhead signs, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB), and pedestrian push signals.

Project Status:  Detailed Design 
Project Manager:
Claire Robinson

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Helmcken Knockan Crosswalk Upgrades

Start Date: Mid 2020
End Date: Mid 2020
Last Updated: January 2020
Budget: TBD

Project Description:  The District of Saanich is undertaking an infrastructure project on Helmcken Ave at Knockan Ave. The project includes replacing the existing overhead signs with new pedestrian overhead signs complete with yellow flashers and push buttons.

Project Status:  Detailed Design 
Project Manager:
Claire Robinson

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Church Ave Sidewalk Installation

Start Date: Early 2020
End Date: Mid 2020
Last Updated: January 2020
Budget: $230,000

Project Description:  The District of Saanich is undertaking a pedestrian infrastructure upgrade project on Church Rd from Ophir St to Shelbourne St. This project fills in the sidewalk gap on the south side of the road from Ophir St and will tie into the existing sidewalk in front of 1581 Church Rd.

Project Goals:  Church Ave is identified in the Active Transportation Plan (ATP) as a location for pedestrian improvements on at least one side of the road.

The project aims to complete the gap in the existing sidewalk network on Church Ave. The project includes installing 130m of sidewalk on the south side of the street, and improve existing corner ramps at Church Rd and Cottonwood St.

Project Status:  Detailed Design 
Project Manager:
Claire Robinson

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Edgelow St and Dawnview Cres Crosswalk

Start Date: Late 2019
End Date: Mid 2020
Last Updated: January 2020
Budget: $100,000

 Project Description:  The District of Saanich is planning to install a bicycle facility along Edgelow Street and a crosswalk at the corner of Dawnview and Edgelow. Work includes the installation of buffered bike lanes, raised crosswalk, and wheel chair ramps. On-street parking will be effected by this project in order to create a safe environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

Project Goals:  This project fulfills recommendations from the Local Area Plan, Safe Route to School and the Active Transportation Plan. Installing a crosswalk at the corner of Edgelow and Dawnview will create a network for students attending Arbutus Middle School and Uvic, and painted bike lanes with buffers provides a
facility that caters to all ages and abilities.

Project Status:  Construction 
Project Manager:
Claire Robinson

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Hampton Rd Sidewalk and Way Finding Project

Start Date: Spring 2020
End Date: Summer 2020
Last Updated: January 2020
Budget: $550,000

Project Description:  The planned work on Hampton Road includes improvements to the sidewalk on the north side of the road, from Tillicum Road to Harriet Road.  Work will include installation of wheel chair accessible sidewalk drops, cycling way finding, and improvements to the Hampton Park parking lot.

Project Status:  In Design
Project Manager:
Stuart White

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Royal Oak Ave Sidewalk Upgrades

Start Date: Mid 2020
End Date: Late 2020
Last Updated: January 2020
Budget: TBD

Project Description:  The District of Saanich is undertaking an infrastructure project on Royal Oak Ave. The project includes upgrading the existing sidewalk on the north side of Royal Oak Ave. The project aims to complete the gap in sidewalk network and rebuild the asphalt pathway with standard concrete sidewalk.

Project Goals:  Royal Oak Ave, from Chatterton Way to Royal Oak Dr, will have universally accessible sidewalk on one side of the road right-of-way by 2020. The objective of this project is to design and construct universally accessible concrete sidewalk, separated wherever possible, on Royal Oak Ave.

Project Status:  Design
Project Manager: Claire Robinson

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Blenkinsop Rd and Judge Pl Pedestrian Crossing

Start Date: Early 2020
End Date: Early 2020
Last Updated: January 2020
Budget: $180,000

Project Description: The District of Saanich is undertaking an intersection upgrade project at Blenkinsop Rd and Judge Pl. The project includes the installation of a pedestrian controlled traffic signal at the intersection of Judge and Blenkinsop, sidewalk and accessibility improvements at the intersection, and bus stop improvements.

Project Goals: The intersection of Blenkinsop and Judge is a connection point between the trails at Playfair Park and the network of pathways east of Blenkinsop Road. Adding a pedestrian controlled traffic signal and other roadside mprovements will enhance the safety and accessibility at the intersection, and encourage alternative forms of transportation outlined in the Active Transportation Plan.

Project Status: Construction Pending
Project Manager: Graeme Galloway

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Burnside Rd / Helmcken Rd Traffic Signal Upgrade

Start Date: May 2019
End Date: June 2019
Last Updated: January 2020
Budget: $400,000

Project Description:  This project will replace the aging traffic signals at the intersection of Burnside Rd and Helmcken Rd, and improve pedestrian facilities in the area. We are adjusting the intersection crosswalks to improve pedestrian safety, and adding or updating the corner ramps and traffic islands at the intersection to match the new crosswalk locations and provide improved shielding from vehicle traffic.

Project Status: Construction complete
Project Manager: Graeme Galloway

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Caen Rd & Dieppe Rd Sidewalk – Dieppe Rd to Quadra St 

Start Date: Summer 2018
Finish Date: Spring 2020
Last Updated: January 2020
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. Construction for this project will be done in two phases. Phase one includes new sidewalk on the corner on Quadra St and Caen Rd in preparation for asphalt overlay along Quadra St. Phase two includes the continuation of the new sidewalk along Caen Rd towards Dieppe Rd and along Dieppe Rd to the north back towards Quadra St. A new storm drain main will be installed along a portion of Dieppe Rd prior to sidewalk installation.

For more information, please review the Caen & Dieppe Conceptual Plan [PDF - 3 MB].

Project Status: Phae one complete, Phase two in construction
Project Manager: Ashley Locke

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Finnerty Road - McKenzie Ave to Arbutus Rd Infrastructure Upgrade Project

Start Date: Early 2019
End Date: Summer 2019
Last Updated: July 2019

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: In Construction
Project Manager: Ben Lubberts

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Shelbourne Street Improvements Project (SSIP)

 We've created a dedicated web page for this comprehensive project - please click here.

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West Saanich Rd and Prospect Lake Rd / Sparton Road Intersection - Conceptual Design

Start Date: April 2019
Last Updated: October 2019

Project Description: Saanich is working with a design consultant to complete the conceptual design of a full intersection upgrade at West Saanich Rd and Prospect Lake Rd / Sparton Rd. This will include improvements to traffic flow with safe access in all directions by pedestrians, cyclists and motorists to the Prospect Lake Elementary School, nearby businesses and the 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 Rd to the Community Hall to close any gaps
  • Upgrade Watermain Design from the intersection to the Prospect Lake school

Update as at October 15, 2019: 

The project’s design consultant has presented The District with two recommended options for improvement of West Saanich – Prospect Lake/Sparton intersection and a sidewalk from Whitehead Park at Goward Rd to Prospect Lake Community Hall.

The proposed concepts were developed with consideration taken to the existing and 20 year projected traffic volumes, surrounding topography, proximity of local school and businesses locations and accessibility to therein, geotechnical findings, environmental impacts, soil quality assessment, and a tree survey.

Based on these findings, the project design consultant’s recommended two preferable options for the intersection – a roundabout and a signalized intersection. Included in their submission is a sidewalk design which begins at Goward Rd and connects to the Community Hall on Sparton Rd.

Concepts and the technical memorandum

 

Project Status: Conceptual Design
Project Manager: Vira Pikhteryeva

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West Saanich Rd - 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: In Construction
Project Manager: Vira Pikhteryeva

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Sanitary Sewer Projects

 

Orillia St Storm & Sanitary Pipe Replacement

Start Date: Late October 2019
End Date: Estimate 3 months duration
Last Updated: October 2019

Project Description: The District of Saanich will be replaceing 252 meters of storm drain and 262 meters of sanitary sewer pipes along Orillia and Obed.  This is being done to upgrade aging pipes as part of our on-going infrastructure improvement program.  Although we will try to accommodate local residents, you should expect some delays during construction. On-street parking will also be limiited.

Orillia Storm & Sanitary Project Notification Sept 2019.pdf [PDF - 305 KB]

Project Status: Construction Scheduled
Project Manager: Peter Kelley

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Parkside Cres /Jamaica Rd /Winchester Rd, and Cedar Hill Rd - Replacement of underground infrastructure

Start Date: May 2019
End Date: November 2019
Last Updated: November 2019
Budget: $2,784,474

Project Description: Contractors will be undertaking a project to replace the water, sanitary sewer, and drain mainlines/services in this area. There will be some street parking and driveway access issues due to the nature of the work. Contractors will have steel plates on site to span a trench if access is urgent during the day. The trenches will be backfilled on a daily basis. Contractors will be cordoning off the next day's stretch with yellow caution tape, and respectfully ask that residents and visitors not park in these areas. 
There will be some minor interruptions with respect to the water service tie-ins. Residents of affected households will be notified at least 24 hours in advance of these interruptions by way of written notice. These interruptions will likely be 4-8 hours in duration. The District of Saanich will be completing all connections to existing mains.

Project Status: In construction
Project Manager:
Jeff Butcher

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Storm Drain Projects

Haliburton Rd Phase 4 - Pat Bay Hwy to Wesley Rd

Start Date: August 2019
End Date: October 2019
Last Updated: January 2020
Budget: $450,000

Project Description: Saanich is going to be upgrading the storm drain network along Haliburton from the Pat Bay HWY to Wesley Road. This project is the 4th phase of a 4 phase Roadway and Drainage improvement project which fulfills key policies identified in the District’s Official Community Plan. During construction, vehicle access will at times be restricted to a single lane.

Project Status: Construction Complete
Project Manager: Graeme Galloway

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Bowker Creek Bank Rehabilitation Project

Start Date: August 2019
End Date: mid-September2019
Last Updated: July 2019
Budget: $300,000

Project Description: Saanich will be undertaking repairs on the south bank of Bowker Creek where erosion has occurred. Please review the Bowker Creek Bank Rehabilitation Project Notification [PDF - 429 KB] for more information.

Project Status: Construction Scheduled
Project Manager: Peter Kelly

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Ridgebank Cres Reconstruction - Vanalman Ave to Carey Rd

Start Date: April 2019
End Date: July 2019
Last Updated: May 2019
Budget: $400,000

Project Description: Replacement of portions of the storm and sewer mains are underway along the Ridgebank Rd right of way from Carey Rd. to Vanalman Ave. This project is being completed in conjunction with the above transportation project that involves the reconstruction of the road base and asphalt paving to improve road conditions along Ridgebank Crescent between Carey Road and Vanalman Avenue. 

Project Status: In construction
Project Manager: Jeff Butcher

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Waterworks Projects

Spring Bay Rd, Medway St & White Rock St

Start Date: Late 2020
End Date: Early 2021
Last Updated: November 2019

Project Description: The District of Saanich is replacing 362 meters of water main on Spring Bay Rd, Medway St and White Rock St.  This upgrade is required due to the age and condition of the main and will also increase the water capacity and water quality for the area.  During construction, vehicle access will at times be restricted between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday.  Traffic control personnel and signage will be in place to help direct vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians through or around the work site as required.

 Spring Bay Road, Medway Street & White Rock Street Notification.pdf [PDF - 499 KB]

Project Status: Planning
Project Manager: Adam Overend

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Veteran St, Freeman Ave & St Matthews St

Start Date: Early November 2019
End Date: April 2020
Last Updated: October 2019

Project Description: Saanich will be replacing the watermain on Veteran St, Freeman Ave and St Matthews St, and sanitary sewer and storm drain on Veteran and Freeman.  The purpose of this project is to upgrade aging pipes as part of our ongong infrastructure improvement program.  Although we will try to accommodate local residents you should expect some traffic delays during construction.  On street parking will also be limited.  Construction areas include Veteran from Knight to Cedar, Freeman from Veteran to Shelbourne and St Matthews from Freeman to Derby.

Veteran SDW Project Notification.pdf [PDF - 407 KB]

Project Status: Construction Scheduled
Project Manager: Peter Kelly

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Foul Bay Rd Watermain Upgrade

Start Date: September 2019
End Date: June 2020
Last Updated: September 2019

Project Description: The District of Saanich will be replacing 1,150m of watermain along Foul Bay Road from Haultain Street to Lansdowne Road. This project is for replacement of old, undersized watermain and will improve fire flows to the area.

Construction will be done in two phases. Phase 1, from Allenby Street to Lansdowne Road, will be starting in September and be complete by January. Phase 2, from Allenby Street to Haultain Street, will start approximately 1.5 months after completion of Phase 1. Our estimate is that Phase 2 will start in February and be complete by June.
 
During construction, two lanes of traffic will be maintained on Foul Bay Rd, however delays should be expected periodically. During work hours, cyclists will share the travel lanes with vehicles.
 

Project Status: Under Construction
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson

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Blenkinsop Rd Watermain Upgrade

Start Date: October 2019
End Date: November 2019
Last Updated: October 2019

Project Description: Saanich will be replacing 110m of watermain along Blenkinsop Road, from the Root Cellar driveway through to the other side of the McKenzie Avenue intersection.  The purpose of this project is to replace an aging section of watermain in advance of future paving on Blenkinso Road.  During construction, two lanes of traffic will be maintained along Blenkinsop.  Expect traffic delays during construction.

Blenkinsop Road:  McKenzie Ave to Root Cellar Driveway [PDF - 458 KB]

Project Status: Construction Scheduled for week of October 7, 2019
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson

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Sims Ave Multi-Utility Upgrade

Start Date: Early 2020
End Date: Expected to take four months to complete
Last Updated: September 2019

Project Description: Saanich will be undertaking a utility upgrade project on Sims Ave from Wascana St to the dead-end of Sims at Battleford Ave. Scope of the underground work includes replacement of water, sanitary and storm mains and services. Surface work will include full-width asphalt overlay from Seaton St to Wascana St and trench patching from Wascana St to the dead-end. Construction will be performed by a Contractor not yet named.

Project Status: Construction Scheduled
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson

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Regina Ave Multi-Utility Upgrade

Start Date: Early 2020
End Date: Expected to take four months to complete
Last Updated: September 2019

Project Description: Saanich will be replacing all water, sanitary and storm mains and services on Regina Ave from Tillicum Rd to Wascana St. We will also be doing full-width asphalt overlay. This construction project will be performed by a Contractor not yet selected.

Project Status: Construction Scheduled
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson

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