Current Projects

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Transportation Projects

Gorge Bridge Pedestrian Improvements

Start Date: March 26, 2021
End Date: March 27, 2021
Last Updated: March 2021
Budget: $26,000

Project Description:  We will be creating an expanded pedestrian walkway over the Gorge on the west side of the Gorge Bridge. The walkway will be built using the southbound curb lane and will be protected with concrete curbs. There are no changes at the Tillicum/Gorge intersection at this time. Both southbound lanes at the intersection will remain open and the curb lane will merge at the approach to the bridge. This is similar to what was in place last year during the wastewater construction project.

Project Goals:  The existing sidewalks on this bridge are a substandard width which is made worse by the railings on both sides. When the construction was completed last year and the road returned to its original configuration we received requests to put the lane closure back in place to provide an improved connection for pedestrians between both sides of the Gorge. Delays to vehicles were observed to be minimal since the traffic signal still had 2 lanes and improving this connection aligns with several of the District’s longterm priorities.

Project Status:  Construction Scheduled
Project Manager: David Williams

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Vernon Avenue Sidewalk Accessibility Improvements

Start Date: March 2021
End Date: April 2021
Last Updated: March 2021

Project Description:  As part of the District's Corner Ramp Improvements program, the Vernon Avenue driveway was identified as needing accessibility improvements for access to the bus stop in front of Municipal Hall.

Project Goals:  This sidewalk project aligns with goals from the Active Transportation Plan to ensure infrastructure is accessible for all users. Upgrading the sidewalk and driveway entrance to Municipal Hall will increase safety and comfort for pedestrians and those with disabilities using this sidewalk.

Construction Impacts:  The Vernon Avenue driveway entrance to Municipal Hall will be closed for the duration of construction. Staff and visitors will need to use alternative entrances such as the driveway to the Saanich Police Station to the north or the entrance on Darwin Ave. 

Project Status:  Construction Pending
Project Manager: Lauren Hermansson

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Lucas Ave Sidewalk and Parking Bay Upgrades

Start Date: February 2021
End Date: March 2021
Last Updated: January 2021
Budget: $100,000

Project Description:  As part of the District's Active and Safe Routes to School program, Lucas Ave was identified as needing pedestrian improvements. This project includes the design and installation of concrete sidewalk with non-mountable curb and a paved parking bay. This project will formalize the pedestrian and vehicle spaces to increase safety.

Project Goals:  This sidewalk project aligns with goals from the Active Transportation Plan as well as recommendations from the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program that helps schools identify opportunities to encourage and support active trips to school. Upgrading the sidewalk and parking along Lucas Ave, will increase the safety and comfort for students and their parents while travelling to and from Lake Hill Elementary School and St. Margaret’s School.  

Project Status:  Construction Pending
Project Manager: Lauren Hermansson

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Hobbs at Maynard Pedestrian Upgrades

Start Date: February 2021
End Date: March 2021
Last Updated: January 2021
Budget: $120,000

Project Description:  As part of the District's Active and Safe Routes to School program, Hobbs St at Maynard St was identified as needing pedestrian improvements. The project includes the design and installation of a raised crosswalk, separated concrete sidewalk with non-mountable curb, as well as a new painted crosswalk across Maynard.

Project Goals:  This crosswalk project fulfills recommendations from the Active Transportation Plan and aligns with recommendations from the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program for Frank Hobbs Elementary School. Upgrading the crosswalk at Hobbs St. and Maynard St. along with sidewalk improvements will increase safety and comfort for pedestrians.

Project Status:  Construction Pending
Project Manager: Lauren Hermansson

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Wilkinson at Loenholm Pedestrian Upgrades

Start Date: February 2021
End Date: March 2021
Last Updated: January 2021
Budget: $25,000

Project Description:  As part of the District's Active and Safe Routes to School program, Wilkinson Rd at Loenholm Rd was identified as needing pedestrian improvements.

Project Goals:  The improvement includes the reconfiguration of the pedestrian area on the northeast and southeast corners, widening the pedestrian space on both corners, and providing asphalt curb protection.

Project Status:  Construction Pending
Project Manager: Lauren Hermansson

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Traffic Signal Replacements – Quadra at Tattersall and Burnside at Tillicum Mall Access

Start Date: Summer 2021
Finish Date: Summer 2021
Last Updated: January 2021
Budget: $200,000

Project Description: Saanich Engineering will be replacing traffic signal poles at both the intersection of Quadra Street and Tattersall Drive and the intersection of Burnside Road West at the entrance to Tillicum Mall. Two traffic signals at the Quadra-Tattersall intersection and one traffic signal at the Burnside-Tillicum Mall intersection have been identified for replacement as part of routine traffic signal inspections. Sidewalk improvements or reinstatement will also be included.

Project Status: In Design
Project Manager: Ashley Locke

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Gordon Head Road Sidewalk Upgrades

Start Date: Mid 2021
End Date: Late 2021
Last Updated: February 2021
Budget: $370,000

Project Description:  As part of the District's Active and Safe Routes to School program, Gordon Head Ave was identified as needing pedestrian and cycling improvement. The project is also recognized and supported within the District's Active Transportation Plan.

Project Goals:  The improvement includes providing 2.0m wide concrete sidewalk behind existing concrete curb on the west side of Gordon Head Road between 3912 Gordon Head Road and Midgard Ave, accessible corner ramps at each of the 4 intersections along the project Gordon Head Road, and a cycling / pedestrian crossing to the existing Uvic path will be provided at Midgard.

Project Status:  Detailed Design
Project Manager: Claire Robinson

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Margaret Ave Sidewalk Installation

Start Date: Late 2021
End Date: Early 2022
Last Updated: February 2021
Budget: $340,000

Project Description:  As part of the District's Active and Safe Routes to School program, Margaret Ave was identified as needing pedestrian and cycling infrastructure. The project is also recognized and supported within the District's Active Transportation Plan.

This project includes installing 300m of monolithic and separated sidewalk on Margaret St from Raymond Stn to Glanford Ave, and improvements to the existing crossings at Margaret and Raymond Stn.

Project Goals:  This project aims to provide a sidewalk for students attending McKenzie Elementary School as part of the Safe Routes to School program. Currently there is no pedestrian or cycling infrastructure for students attending McKenzie Elementary School. By providing these facilities, it will encourage the community to try more modes of active transportation.

Project Status:  Detailed Design
Project Manager: Claire Robinson

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Ash Road at Douglas Creek Barrier Replacement

Start Date: Late 2020
Finish Date: Late 2020
Last Updated: February 2021
Budget: $36,000 

Project Description: The District of Saanich is undertaking a barrier replacement project on Ash Road at the Douglas Creek Culvert Crossing. The existing wood post barrier is damaged beyond repair and requires replacement. Replacing the barrier in place is not feasible without significant impacts to the stability of the existing bank and surrounding environment; therefore, a concrete surface barrier was selected. Minor laning changes and signage improvements will also occur. 

View the project notification [PDF - 382 KB] 
View the project sketch [PDF - 5 MB] 

Project Status: Construction complete. 
Project Manager: Graeme Galloway

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Braefoot at Harrop Crosswalk Upgrades

Start Date: Early 2021
End Date: Mid 2021
Last Updated: February 2021
Budget: $210,000

Project Description: As part of the Districts Active and Safe Routes to school program Braefoot at Harrop was identified as needing pedestrian improvements at the crossing. The need for this improvement is also identified and supported within the Districts Active Transportation Plan. The project includes wheel chair accessible curb drops at the existing crosswalk, a raised intersection, and pavement markings and signage.

Project Goals: This route is in close proximity and used by students attending Braefoot Elementary School and park users accessing Braefoot Park. The current crosswalk is not accessible for all ages and abilities and does not have a curb drop and presents a challenge for persons of limited mobility or someone pushing a stroller.

Project Status:  Construction
Project Manager: Claire Robinson

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Arrow Road Upgrades

Start Date: May 2021
Finish Date: December 2021
Last Updated: February 2021
Budget: TBD

Project Description:  The District of Saanich is undertaking a sidewalk upgrade project on Arrow Road from Cedar Hill Road to 1550 Arrow Road. The project includes the installation of a concrete sidewalk on the north side of the road connecting the existing sidewalk on Cedar Hill Road to the recently added sidewalk in front of 1550 Arrow Road. Some road realignment, minor widening, and minor storm drain improvements are also planned. 

Project Goals: Arrow Road acts as a pedestrian corridor connecting the Bow Park path trail network to Cedar Hill Road, and sidewalk improvements will complete the missing link in the local walking network. 

View the project notification [PDF - 416 KB] 
View the project sketch [PDF - 4 MB]

Project Status: Detailed Design
Project Manager: Graeme Galloway

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Interurban and Markham Signalized Intersection

Start Date: April 2021
Finish Date: September 2021
Last Updated: February 2021
Budget: $150,000

Project Description: The District of Saanich is undertaking an intersection upgrade project at Interurban Road and Markham Street. The project includes the installation of a fully signalized traffic signal at the intersection, sidewalk and accessibility improvements at the intersection, and bus access improvements.

Project Goals: The intersection of Interurban Road and Markham Street is a key access point to Camosun College and the Vancouver Island Technology Park. Adding a fully signalized traffic signal and other roadside improvements will enhance the accessibility for transit and vehicle traffic off Interurban Road, and help shift vehicle traffic off the internal College parking lot roads onto Markham.

Project Status: Detailed Design
Project Manager: Graeme Galloway

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Prospect Lake Road – Roadside Barrier

Start Date: November 2020
End Date: November 2020
Last Updated: February 2021
Budget: $20,000

Project Description:

After an extensive monitoring period of the pilot single lane modification on Prospect Lake Road at Calvert Park, the District will be going forward with the permanent installation of the concrete roadside barrier and single lane yield design. Throughout the course of the trial, drivers adapted to the change in road conditions and road speeds were reduced while maintaining adequate traffic flow. The design was determined to be an acceptable solution to allow for the installation of a concrete traffic barrier protecting motorists from entering the pond without making drastic changes to the road and surrounding environment. The changes from the current pilot will include:

  • Removal of the temporary orange reflectorized traffic drums
  • Removal of the temporary orange reflectorized traffic lane delineators
  • Installation of overhead shielded street lighting on three hydro poles
  • Installation of permanent reflectorized traffic lane delineators
  • Installation of the concrete no-post barrier with reflector strips and hazard signs along the east edge of the roadway throughout the single lane section of road
  • Re-painting of the white fog lines with a more permanent paint

The traffic barrier is being installed on the section of Prospect Lake Road fronting Calvert Park pond to improve safety for roadway users and pedestrians. The decision to include a roadside barrier was also reviewed by McElhanney Ltd as part of the Prospect Lake Road Traffic Operations and In-Service Road Safety Review; the findings of the report concurred that the proposed barrier provided a more permanent solution for reducing the likelihood of vehicles travelling off-road and into the pond. The decision to pilot re-laning the road to single lane adjacent to the barrier was based on balancing roadside safety, environmental concerns, tree preservation, traffic calming, and cost effectiveness.

The District of Saanich will be continuing to monitor the project following the completion of the permanent installation, and make additional changes if necessary.

Impacts to Traffic:

Construction will start in October. In order to install the traffic barrier, Prospect Lake Road will be closed at Calvert Park in both directions on Monday, November 2, 2020 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. For the remainder of the construction period, crew and equipment will be on site between the hours of 9:00am and 3:30 pm. Single lane alternating traffic may be in effect between these hours.

View the project notification
View the project sketch

Project Status: Construction complete. 
Project Manager: Graeme Galloway

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Union Road Sidewalk Upgrades

Start Date: June 2020
Finish Date: July 2020
Last Updated: May 2020

Project Description: 

This project will provide concrete sidewalk and curb, with accessible corner ramps, on the north side of Union Rd, from Cumberland Rd to Prestwood Dr. This project is identified in the Active Transportation Plan and will complete the gap between the existing sidewalks on Union Road. 
View the project notification:  Project Notification - Union Rd Sidewalk Upgrades.pdf [PDF - 355 KB]

Project Status: Construction completed 
Project Manager: Stuart White

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Larchwood Bicycle Lanes & Pedestrian Improvements

Start Date: September 2020
Finish Date: Winter 2020
Last Updated: January 2021 
Budget: $500,000

Project Description: The District of Saanich will be installing a new All Ages and Abilities bicycle facility along Larchwood Drive. Work will include sidewalk upgrades and maintenance, planted traffic islands installations, crosswalk upgrades and installations, street light installations, pavement resurfacing, boulevard tree plantings, and vehicle lane and buffered bike lane marking installations.

Transportation and the use of motor vehicles has been identified as a major contributor of GHG emissions in Saanich’s Climate Plan. Our goal is to promote active transportation as a viable alternative to the private motor vehicle by creating a network of active transportation facilities. We aim are to provide a street scape that is attractive and safe for all users of the community.

In order to create a safe cycling environment, street parking will be designated to areas that do not block access or visibility. This will result in a reduction of the amount of street parking that will be available along Larchwood Drive. We suggest parking on the nearest adjacent side street as an alternative.

Please check out the attached conceptual design.  Larchwood Bike & Pedestrian Improvements Conceptual Design July 2020.pdf [PDF - 3 MB]

Project Status: Road Construction Complete. Road Markings and Street Sign Installation Underway as weather permits.  
Project Manager: Ashley Locke

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Traffic Operation & Safety Review - Prospect Lake Road

Start Date: March 2020
Finish Date: Summer 2020
Last Updated: March 2020
Budget: $50,000

Project Description: 

 The District of Saanich, in partnership with ICBC, and with the help of a third-party consultant is undertaking a Traffic Operations and Safety Review for Prospect Lake Road from Burnside Rd W to West Saanich Road.  Prospect Lake Rd Review Map.pdf [PDF - 16 MB]

The safety review will be based on The Canadian Guide to In-Service Road Safety Reviews, developed by Transportation Association of Canada. This project is initiated in response to community feedback about the safety on Prospect Lake Road and the need for a review of the roadway. 

The intent of this road safety review is to assess the existing roadway conditions, traffic volumes, collision history, geometrics, human factors, observations and traffic conflicts.  These factors will be assessed and options to reduce collision risks will be provided.  Receiving input from the public will be an important piece of this review and we encourage residents who have an interest in this area to share their local knowledge of the road and to identify areas or characteristics of the road that are of concern.

Feedback can be provided until March 30th by email to engineering@saanich.ca.  Please use maps of the area with centerline kilometer markers as reference while providing input.

RESULTS:

As a result of Traffic Operation and Safety Review [PDF - 30 MB] for Prospect Lake Road a number of items have been identified as suggested improvements.

In addition to the items identified in the Traffic Operations and Safety Review, Saanich is continuing to move forward with plans to complete a number of other projects, including:

  • Centerline rumble strip installation near Munn Rd (end of summer)
  • Road narrowing and yield point at Trevlac Pond near Calvert Park. Trial for road narrowing and yield point installation is planned for this summer.
  • New sidewalk installation from Goward Rd to Prospect Lake Community Hall on Sparton Rd and installation of a traffic signal at the West Saanich Rd / Prospect Lake Rd / Sparton Rd intersection.

Project Status: Complete
Project Manager: Vira Pikhteryeva

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Haliburton Road Phase 2 (Roads) - Pat Bay Hwy to Wesley Road

Start Date: February 2020
Finish Date: June 2020
Last Updated: October 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 2nd phase of a 2 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

Project Status: Complete
Project Manager: Graeme Galloway

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Hampton Road Sidewalk and Way Finding Project

Start Date: Spring 2020
End Date: Summer 2020
Last Updated: July 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:  Construction
Project Manager:
Stuart White

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Royal Oak Avenue Sidewalk Upgrades 

Start Date: Early 2021
End Date: Mid 2021
Last Updated: March 2021
Budget: $1,200,000

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.

The project will consist of two phases. The first phase is to install adequate storm infrastructure to replace a small portion of the ditch being infilled, and the second is the construction of the above-ground infrastructure. As part of the underground portion, there will be some disruptions to the area's water service with scheduled shut-offs. 

The first shut-off will occur on March 14th, 2021, and the second on March 17th, 2021. The flushing is set to begin at approximately 9:00 am on these days and lasts for 6 hours. Residents that will not have access to their water service will be notified by mail. Residents in the Broadmead, Blenkinsop, and Falaise communities may experience lower than usual water pressure during these times.

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:  Construction
Project Manager: Claire Robinson

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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 Road and Prospect Lake Road / Sparton Road Intersection - Detailed Design

Start Date: April 2019
Last Updated: December 2020

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

 Update as at February 13, 2020:

We would like to express our deep appreciation to all who attended the Open House event and to all who provided us with comments and insights on how to improve the  concept designs. Based on the comments received during the public participation phase of the project Saanich Engineering has begun working on finalizing a final concept for West Saainich – Prospect Lake/Sparton intersection and sidewalk from Whitehead Park at Goward Rd to Prospect Lake Community Hall.

The updated concept as well as the summary from the public participation phase will be posted to this webpage in February.

 Update as at March 11, 2020

After extensive public feedback, the preferred design of a new traffic signal was chosen for the intersection of West Saanich/Prospect Lake/Sparton. The traffic signal design had the added benefits of limiting parking impacts to the surrounding businesses and a safer design for pedestrians and cyclists.

Please review a summary of the public open house in this supplemental technical memo.

See the proposed design here

Update as at December 18, 2020

As of end of December 2020 our consultant is continuing to work on developing a detailed design drawing for West Saanich – Prospect lake/Sparton intersection and sidewalk design along Prospect Lake Road and Sparton Road and preparation of Tender Documents for upcoming construction tender. Additionally, we are happy to announce that as a result of collaboration between School District 63 and the District of Saanich, we are moving ahead with the Prospect Lake Elementary School parking lot design on the school’s property.

Prospect Lake Elementary’ s existing parking lot currently serves the school’s community during school hours as well as the public using the District of Saanich’s soccer field and tennis courts during non-school hours. At peak periods the existing parking lot gets overwhelmed with traffic resulting in congestion along Prospect Lake Rd. The addition of the new parking lot with an additional 34 parking spots will allow increased vehicle capacity at the site, improve safety for students getting on and off school buses, and increase capacity for student drop off areas, which help reduce the peak congestion along Prospect Lake Rd.

We expect Construction Tender to happen in the beginning of 2021 with construction commencing in the spring of 2021. Parking lot construction will be completed subsequent to intersection and sidewalk construction.

We want to thank you all for your patience during the design developing stage and we want to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season!

Project Status: Detailed Design
Project Manager: Vira Pikhteryeva

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West Saanich Road - Quadra Street to Royal Oak Shopping Centre

Start Date: Summer 2019
End Date: Winter 2020
Last Updated: February 2020

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: Construction completed
Project Manager: Vira Pikhteryeva

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Water Resources Projects

Earlston Watermain Upgrade

Start Date: May 2021 
Last Updated: November 2020

Project Description: Saanich is currently in the design stage to replace the watermain on Earlston Avenue, east of Cedar Hill Road. The existing watermain has been determined to require replacement due to its condition. This project has risen in capital priority for 2021 implementation.

Earlston Watermain Upgrade - Project Notification [PDF - 398 KB]

Project Status: Design stage  
Project Manager: Joel Upsdell

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Palo Alto Watermain Upgrade

Start Date: February 2021 
Project Duration: 1 month
Last Updated: January 2021

Project Description: Saanich is currently in the design stage to replace the watermain on Palo Alto Street from Cedar Hill Cross Road to Kisber Avenue. The existing watermain has been determined to require replacement to improve operational water demands. This project has risen in capital priority for 2021 implementation.

Palo Alto Watermain Upgrade - Project Notification [PDF - 439 KB]

Project Status: Design stage  
Project Manager: Joel Upsdell

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Winston Crescent Sanitary and Water Main Upgrades

Start Date: February 2021 
Project Duration: 16 weeks
Last Updated: March 2021

Project Description: Saanich will be undertaking a sanitary and water main upgrade project on Winston Crescent from Falmouth Road to Leslie Drive. The scope of the work includes replacement of existing sewer and water mains and services. 

During construction, work will take place between 8:00am and 4:30pm from Monday to Friday. Vehicle access will be restricted to local traffic only. Traffic control personnel and signage will be in-place to help direct vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians through and around the work area. 

Phased disruption to services in the area will occur during construction. Public Works will notify residents a minimum of 24 hours prior to any planned water shut-offs. Garbage and recycling services will be maintained.

Project Status: Under construction  
Project Manager: Jameson Mtanga

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Taylor Sanitary and Storm Upgrade 

Start Date: September 2021 
Last Updated: November 2020

Project Description: Saanich is currently in the design stage to replace the sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure on Taylor Street from Dean Avenue to Foul Bay Road. The existing sanitary and storm infrastructure has been determined to require replacement due to condition and recent failures in the area. This project has risen in capital priority for 2021 implementation.

Taylor Sanitary and Storm Upgrade - Project Notification [PDF - 415 KB]

Project Status: Design stage  
Project Manager: Joel Upsdell

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Davida Ave Multi-Utility Upgrade

Start Date: May 2020
End Date: December 2020
Last Updated: May 2020

Project Description: Saanich will be undertaking a utility upgrade project on Davida Ave from Tillicum Rd to 456 Davida Ave. The scope of the underground work includes replacement of the water, sanitary and storm systems. Surface work will include full-width asphalt overlay.  Construction will be taking place in two phases. The first phase is for the water system and will start the week of May 18 and be complete by July. The second phase will include the sanitary, storm and paving portions of the project. This phase is scheduled to start by October and be complete by December.

Project Status: Under Construction 
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson

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Portage Inlet Low Pressure Sewer Project

Construction Start Date: Summer 2021
Last Updated: March 2021

Project Description:   In the Portage Inlet area there are 3 sanitary sewer pump stations (Ashley, Murray No.2 and Glenwood) that are at the end of their service life and in need of replacement. Initially started in 2014, this project was paused in 2016 for further consideration. In 2019, the District of Saanich undertook a comprehensive study of several options in order to determine the best solution to maintain sewer services in the area. The project has risen in capital priority for implementation in 2021.

Project Updates:

Portage Inlet LPS Project Background & FAQ's [PDF - 187 KB]
February 27, 2020 [PDF - 637 KB]
March 13, 2020 [PDF - 674 KB]
March 20, 2020 [PDF - 679 KB]
April 16, 2020 [PDF - 676 KB] 
August 5, 2020 [PDF - 678 KB] 
March 1, 2021 [PDF - 632 KB] 

Project Status: Project Implementation
Project Manager: Joel Upsdell

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Orillia St Storm & Sanitary Pipe Replacement

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

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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Leslie Dr. Watermain Upgrade

Start Date: October 2020
Completion Date: December 2020

Project Description:  Saanich will be undertaking a water upgrade project on Leslie Drive from 921 Leslie Drive through Tolmie Park to Savannah Avenue. The scope of the work includes replacement of existing watermains and services as well as extension of a new main through Tolmie Park. Tolmie Park will be open throughout construction, however  the Leslie Drive parking lot will at times be inaccessible.

Project Status: Construction Scheduled
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson 

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Spring Bay Road, Medway Street and White Rock Street

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

Project Description: The District of Saanich is replacing 362 meters of watermain on Spring Bay Road, Medway Street and White Rock Street.  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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Sims Avenue Multi-Utility Upgrade

Start Date: March 2020
End Date: July 2020
Last Updated: March 2020

Project Description: Saanich will be undertaking a utility upgrade project on Sims Avenue from Wascana Street to the dead-end of Sims at Battleford Avenue. The 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 Street to Wascana Street and trench patching from Wascana Street to the dead-end. Construction is being done by Windley Contracting.

Project Status: Under Construction 
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson

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Regina Avenue Multi-Utility Upgrade

Start Date: July 2020
End Date: November 2020
Last Updated: March 2020

Project Description: Saanich will be replacing all water, sanitary and storm mains and services on Regina Avenue from Tillicum Road to Wascana Street. We will also be doing full-width asphalt overlay. Construction is being done by Windley Contracting.

Project Status: Under Construction
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson

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Gorge View Drive Multi-Utility Upgrade

Start Date: September 2020
Completion Date: December 2020

Project Description: Saanich will be undertaking a utility upgrade project on Gorge View Drive from Gorge Road West to Vincent Avenue. The scope of the underground work is replacement of water, sanitary and storm mains and services. Surface work will include full-width asphalt overlay.

Project Status: Construction Scheduled
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson

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Inlet Avenue Multi-Utility Upgrade

Start Date: October  2020
Completion Date: February 2021

Project Description: Saanich will be undertaking a utility upgrade project on Inlet Avenue from Gorge Road West to Admirals Road. The scope of the underground work is replacement of water, sanitary and storm mains and services. Surface work will include full-width asphalt overlay.

Project Status: Construction Scheduled
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson

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Dawe Road Watermain Replacement

Start Date: August  2020
Completion Date: October 2020

Project Description: Saanich will be undertaking a watermain upgrade project on Dawe Road from Cadboro Bay Road to Arbutus Road. The scope of the work includes replacement of watermains and services.

Project Status: Under Construction
Project Manager: Nathan Robertson