Current Projects

 

  1. Transportation Projects

  2. Sanitary Sewer Projects

  3. Storm Drain Projects

  4. Waterworks Projects  

Transportation Projects

Cadboro Bay – Hibbens Close to Killarney Road Pedestrian Improvements

Start Date: Early 2019
End Date: Early 2019
Last Updated: November 2018

Project Description: This project will provide interim pedestrian improvements along Cadboro Bay Road between Hibbens Close and Killarney Road until the other more permanent improvements planned in the 5-10 year time frame as outlined in the Active Transportation Plan can be implemented.  Working within the constraints of a limited budget available for this work and taking into consideration feedback we have received to date, we have come up with a design of temporary pedestrian facilities on the east side Cadboro Bay Road from Hibbens Close to Killarney Road as well as installation of a permanent signed and marked crosswalk at Vista Bay Road, complete with pedestrian activated flashing beacons.

The location of the crosswalk was chosen to allow for the required sight lines to protect pedestrians. Due to the complexity of the intersection at Beach Drive, Hibbens Close and Cadboro Bay Road, this is the safest location without costly intersection improvements.

The proposed walkway is on the roadway because even with boulevard clearing, in some locations, the grades to access the driveways would be unmanageable, extremely steep and costly if we were to provide a sidewalk behind the curb. This is also a temporary facility that can be implemented in the 3-4month period with the current budget we have available, versus a more expensive and involved design which would take years.

Project Notification Letters to the residents fronting this project and the Residents Association will be sent out in January of next year.

Please take a look at the Cadboro Bay Concept Drawing  [PDF - 2 MB]

Project Manager: Ashley Ramsay

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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 As part of this project a replacement of outdated sanitary sewer and storm drain main will be undertaken prior to sidewalk installation.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 & Dieppe Rd Sidewalk – Dieppe Rd to Quadra St

Start Date: Summer 2018
Finish Date: Summer 2019
Last Updated: November 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 Road and Quadra Street. Construction for this project will be done in two phases. Phase one includes new sidewalk on the corner on Quadra Street and Caen Road in preparation for asphalt overlay along Quadra Street. Phase two includes the continuation of the new sidewalk along Caen Road towards Dieppe Road and along Dieppe Road to the north back towards Quadra Street.

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

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Feltham Road Re-laning – Shelbourne St to Tyndall Ave

Start Date: Fall 2018
Finish Date: Spring 2019
Last Updated: March 2018
Budget: $600,000

Project Description:  This project is driven by the Active Transportation Plan and will
provide improvements to sidewalks and new dedicated cycling
facilities along Feltham Rd from Shelbourne St to Tyndall Ave. Plans include
road re-laning, buffered bike lanes, a full pavement overlay and improvements
to existing sidewalks. Construction will be completed in two phases. Phase one
includes repairs to the road base, repairs to the storm drain system and
replacement of sub-standard sidewalk to be constructed in the fall and winter
of 2018. Phase two includes a new asphalt road surface and new road lane
markings to be constructed in the spring of 2019.

Project Display Board

Project Status: Phase one under 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: January 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: Issued for Tender
Project Manager: Sandra Liddell

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Keats Pedestrian Bridge

Start Date: June 18, 2018
End Date: October 2018
Last Updated: November 2018

Project Description:  The replacement of the Keats Street Pedestrian Bridge connecting South Keats Street to North Keats Street is now substantially complete. The Bridge is now open for use.

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: Substantially complete
Project Manager: Ashley Foster

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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 our 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: November 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 Crescent between Carey Road and Vanalman Avenue. 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: In design
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: September 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 topographic survey work for all 3 SVP phases was completed in July/August 2018
  • Construction of Phase 1 (and design for Phase 2) is planned for 2019
Additional Information:  Project Manager: Brian Olsen 
 

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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: Early 2019
End Date: Summer 2019
Last Updated: October 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

Gordon Head Road Sanitary Sewer Replacement

Start Date: September 2018
Finish Date: November 2018
Budget: $793,000

Project Description:  The sanitary sewer mains along Gordon Head Road, from Emery Place to Cedar Hill Cross Road, are being replaced to address structural defects found in the aging infrastructure. Residents and through traffic can expect traffic delays and impacts to street parking. The work is anticipated to start on the second week of September.

Project Status: Planned construction
Project Manager: Sean Elliott 

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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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Gordon Head Road Storm Drain Replacement

Start Date: November 2018
Finish Date: December 2018
Budget: $93,000

Project Description:  Storm drain service connections will be replaced on a section of large diameter drain main near the intersection of Gordon Head Road and McKenzie Avenue. The connections will be replaced in preparation of future trenchless relining of the drain main. Residents and through traffic can expect traffic delays and impacts to street parking.

Project Status: Planned construction
Project Manager: Sean Elliott

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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

Glanford Avenue Watermain Upgrade – Phase 2

Start Date:  November 2018
End Date: March 2019

Project Description:  The District of Saanich will be replacing 500 meters of water main on Glanford Avenue from Baxter Avenue to Peto Place. This is the second phase of the Glanford Avenue watermain upgrade project. The first phase took place in 2016 and went from Melba Place to Baxter Avenue. This upgrade is required to increase fire flows in the area and minimize emergency failures.

During construction, Residents should expect single lane alternating traffic along Glanford Avenue from 9:00am to 3:30pm. 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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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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West Saanich Road Watermain Upgrade

Start Date: October 2018
End Date: February 2019

Project Description:  The District of Saanich is replacing 730 meters of water main on West Saanich Rd from Markham St to Wilkinson Rd. This upgrade is required to increase water capacity in the area and minimize emergency failures.

During construction, Residents should expect single lane alternating traffic along West Saanich 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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Howroyd Avenue Watermain Upgrade

Start Date: February 2019
End Date:
April 2019

Project Description: The District of Saanich is replacing 250 meters of water main on Howroyd Avenue from Mortimer Street to 1709 Howroyd Avenue. This upgrade is required due to the age and condition of the main. The project will also increase the water capacity and fire flows in 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.

Project Status: Construction Scheduled
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson

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