Current Projects

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  2. Water Resources Projects  

Transportation Projects

Cedar Hill Cross Road Bike Lanes

Start Date:  June 2022

Finish Date: August 2022

Last Updated: June 2022

Project Description:  The existing westbound bicycle facilities along the north side of the 1700 and 1800 block of Cedar Hill Cross Road between Gordon Head Road and Iona Drive will be connected with a new designated bike lane. By improving the bicycle and pedestrian networks, we are supporting and encouraging more people to choose active transportation and low/no emission transportation options that will improve our air quality, and bring residents in closer contact with the community and nature. We understand that many commuters and university students to use this route.  The on-street parking will no longer be permitted when the bike lane is implemented due to the lack of road width to accommodate parking.

Please refer to the Project Notification [PDF - 529 KB] for more information.

Project Manager: Eric Deibert

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McKenzie at Saanich – Intersection Upgrade

Start Date: March 2022

Finish Date: Spring 2022

Last Updated: February 14 2022

Budget: $400,000

Project Description:  The intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Saanich Road has been identified for a traffic signal upgrade as current electrical equipment is aging and in need of replacement. Work will include replacement of the traffic signals on each corner, new updated sidewalk corner ramps, bicycle push buttons on Saanich Road, and restoration paving of the roadway. The introduction of Leading Pedestrian Intervals will be introduced to give pedestrians a head start while crossing the roadways.

Construction is scheduled for March of 2022.

Please refer to the Project Notification [PDF - 436 KB] for more information

Project Status: Pre Construction

Project Manager: Ashley Locke

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Cordova Bay Road Improvement Project: Rambler Road to Walema Avenue

Start Date: Summer 2022

End Date: Fall 2022

Budget: $2.0 million

Project Description:  The District of Saanich is undertaking an active transportation improvement project on Cordova Bay Road between Rambler Road and Walema Road. These pedestrian and cycling infrastructure improvements are identified in the District of Saanich Active Transportation Plan and Safe Routes to School plan for Cordova Bay Elementary.

The planned work includes the installation of a concrete sidewalk, concrete curb and bike lane on the west side of Cordova Bay Road and the installation of a concrete curb and bike lane on the east side of the road.  Work will also include installation of sidewalk on the south side of Fenn Road / Parker Avenue from 5229 Cordova Bay Road to 5251 Parker Avenue.  New raised crosswalks will be installed across Cordova Bay Road at Fenn Road and Rambler Road and the existing crosswalk at Walema Road will be improved. Rambler Road at Cordova Bay Road will be realigned and the crossing at Rambler Road will be shortened with new corner ramps.   

We anticipate that the removal of approximately 10 trees will be required to complete this work.  Any tree removed will be replaced with three new trees within the area, with the priority for replacement trees to be planted within the project area.  The District has retained a project arborist to prioritize tree protection and retention during the projects design and construction, in alignment with the District’s Tree Protection Bylaw. 

Cordova Bay Concept Plan [PDF - 8 MB]

Project Status: Detailed Design

Project Manager:  Stuart White

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Dumeresq Street Storm Drain Upgrades and Sidewalk Installation

Start Date:  Early 2022

End Date:  Mid 2022

Last Updated:  December 2021

Budget: $600,000

Project Description:  Currently there is no pedestrian infrastructure past Colquitz Middle School for students to connect to the Raymond St corridor. As part of the District's Active and Safe Routes to School program, Dumeresq St was identified as needing pedestrian infrastructure to connect the school to Raymond St. The project is also recognized and supported within the District's Active Transportation Plan.

The transportation portion of this project includes the installation of 300m of monolithic sidewalk on Dumeresq St from Interurban to Raymond St, 200m of non-mountable concrete curb, a raised crosswalk, intersection and accessibility improvements. While working on the design for this project it was noted that there would be conflict with the upgrades and existing substandard drain in the area. The underground portion of this project includes the installation of a new manhole, drain main, and catch basins. It will also include the replacement of several service laterals and the removal of substandard drain. The underground portion of the project will be completed first with the transportation portion being completed afterwards.

Project Goals:  This project aims to provide a continuous sidewalk for students attending Colquitz Middle School as part of the Safe Routes to School program and those walking from Interurban to Raymond St as identified in the Active Transportation Plan. By providing these facilities, it will encourage the community to try more modes of active transportation.

For more information please see the concept drawing [PDF - 2 MB]

Project Status:  Detailed Design

Project Manager:  Lauren Hermansson

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Saanich at Leslie Crosswalk Project

Start Date: Early 2023

End Date: Mid 2023

Last Updated: January 2022

Budget: TBD

Project Description:  The crosswalk at Saanich Road and Leslie Drive was identified through calls for service. Residents have expressed the need for a crosswalk to serve the community better.

The project location is recognized and supported within the District's Active Transportation Plan (ATP). The ATP recommends adding a pedestrian and cyclist crossing at Saanich Road and Leslie Drive (east side of Saanich Road) and upgrading the existing sidewalk network on the west side of Saanich Road from Leslie Drive to Swan Street. A portion of the sidewalk design will consist of a concrete sidewalk, and the other part will be a multi-use asphalt path.

Project Goals:  This project fulfills recommendations in the Active Transportation Plan (ATP) approved by the Saanich council in 2018. This pedestrian and cyclist crossing will provide the community with a safe and controlled crossing to connect Tolmie Park to Swan Lake and the Lochside Trail.  

Project Status:  Detailed Design

Project Manager: Claire Robinson

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Sinclair Road Upgrades

Start Date: Spring/Summer 2022

End Date: Winter/Spring 2023

Last Updated: January 2022

Update as of January 2022:  Based on received comments from public engagement and additional investigations completed recently, the decision has been made to propose installation of a mini-roundabout at the intersection of Sinclair Rd and Cadboro Bay Rd.

Completed traffic modeling indicates that a mini-roundabout will operate significantly better than an all-way stop intersection presently and into the future, reducing delays to transit, goods, and general public. In addition it will encourage slower speeds through the village.

Please refer to PowerPoint [PDF - 337 KB] presentation for more explanation on mini-roundabout design considerations.

Please refer to conceptual drawing [PDF - 5 MB] for full Sinclair Road concept.

Project Description:  The District of Saanich is undertaking complete road upgrades as well as water, sewer and storm drain replacements on Sinclair Road from Finnerty Road to Cadboro Bay Road.  As part of this project, Cadboro Bay Road between Killarney Rd to Penrhyn St will receive active transportation improvements on both sides of the road.

Subsurface pipe replacements will include 1000 meters of watermain and 350 meters of sanitary sewer and storm drain. The pipes in this area are nearing the end or their useful life and require replacement.

Sinclair Road is a Major road that services approximately 6500 vehicles per day including delivery trucks and public transit. It is a community gateway and a landmark entrance to Cadboro Bay Village as well as connection to Cadboro-Gyro Park Beach and the water. The road is narrow, has challenging topography with old growth trees on both sides of the road, as well as steep driveways to private properties and on-street parking.

As per Active Transportation Plan (ATP), adopted in 2018, this corridor should see an installation of an All Ages and Abilities (AAA) cycling infrastructure, which means an installation of protected cycling facilities on both sides of the road.

Based on key polices, developed for Draft Local Area Plan (LAP), new design should:

  • Include new pedestrian crossing at Hobbs St, Haro Rd and Clarndon Rd.
  • Provide sidewalks on both sides of Sinclair Rd
  • Improve transit stop amenities and accessibility to encourage transit use
  • Maintain and enhance the green character of Sinclair Rd by preservation of mature trees and planting new trees where possible
  • Emphasize gateway features and incorporate wayfinding, public art and features celebrating local culture and history, where possible
  • Recognize and enhance the role of Sinclair Rd as a community gateway with its connection to the water
  • Provide on-street parking where possible

Project Goals:

  • Upgrade and improve underground infrastructure, including the installation of a new watermain, sanitary sewer and storm drain pipes.
  • Install new pedestrian and cycling facilities to promote safe walking and bike riding
  • Install new crosswalks as per Draft LAP
  • Install new boulevards and plant trees where possible
  • Improve bus stops
  • Include new left access into UVIC
  • Install new street luminaire
  • Install parallel on-street parking where possible

Project Status:  Detailed Design

Project Managers:  Vira Pikhteryeva - above ground design;   Peter Kelly - underground design

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Albina-Maddock-Orillia Road Improvements

Start Date: Spring 2022

End Date: Fall 2022

Last Updated: August 2021

Budget: $1,500,000

Project Description:  The District plans to improve the residential roads of Albina Street, Maddock Avenue, and Orillia Street with sidewalks, crosswalks, road widening, and boulevard trees.

The District’s Active Transportation Plan (ATP), approved by Council in 2018, identified the need for sidewalks on Albina Street, Maddock Avenue, and Orillia Street with a short term priority. This project surrounds the Tillicum Community School and many of the planned improvements were determined by the Safe Routes to School Program.

During project initiation it was determined that safety at the schools pick-up / drop-off areas could be improved by widening the road, which will also provide street parking opportunities for the residents. Sidewalks will be built, separated were possible, and boulevard trees will be planted to create a safe, attractive residential streetscape.

Please see the conceptual design plan. (Link to be added once finalized)

Project Status: Design

Project Manager: Ashley Locke

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Wilkinson Road Overlay - Mann to Glyn 

Start Date: Spring 2022

End Date: Fall 2022

Last Updated: February 2022

Budget: $350,000

Project Description:  Wilkinson Road between Mann Avenue and Glyn Road has been identified for asphalt re-paving as part of the District’s Pavement Rehabilitation Program. Road and sidewalk maintenance will be included in the project. Pedestrian improvements at the Carey Road and Wilkinson Road intersection, road widening for bike lanes where feasible, and sidewalk construction at Smith Place will also be combined with the Wilkinson Overlay Project.

The Safe Routes to School Program has identified safety concerns for pedestrians at the Carey Road and Wilkinson Road intersection. The District plans to realign the approach of Carey Road and build new curb returns and sidewalks to current design standard. The desired outcome is to improve visibility between pedestrians and motor vehicles, shorten the pedestrian crossing distance, and slow vehicle turning speeds.

The District’s Active Transportation Plan identified Wilkinson Road as part of the bicycle network. Options for road widening and the installation of bike lanes between Carey Road and Glyn Road were reviewed. At this time the installation of northbound bike lane will be competed. Road widening for southbound bicycle lanes requires further review and will be completed at a later date.

The installation of a new sidewalk across the entrance of Smith Place was identified during project initiation site reviews. Desired outcomes are to clearly define the pedestrian area and improve pedestrian safety, especially for persons with limit mobility and/or vision.

Wilkinson Road Overlay - Mann to Glyn Conceptual Plan [PDF - 1 MB]

Project Status: Detailed Design

Project Manager: Ashley Locke

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Burnside Road West - Road Improvements

Start Date: Summer 2022

End Date: Fall 2022

Last Updated: July 2022

Budget: $880,000

Project Description:  The District of Saanich is undertaking a repaving project on Burnside Road West from Charlton Road to 1950 Burnside Road West.  As part of the District's Pavement Rehabilitation Program, Burnside Road West was identified for asphalt re-paving. 

The project includes regrading and repaving the road, adding a paved shoulder to both travel lanes, replacing a roadside barrier, and adding additional signage.  Due to the nature of the work and the existing road conditions, Burnside Road West will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the project starting July 2022. Construction is anticipated to take approximately two months. All commercial and residential driveways will remain accessible during the closure. Construction will be split into phases such that the intersection of Prospect Lake Road and Burnside Road West will remain accessible throughout the majority of the project. Detour routes will be available via Watkiss Way. Traffic delays in the area are expected throughout the duration of the project; please plan your route accordingly.

View the construction notification [PDF - 367 KB]

View road closure maps:

Phase 1 map [PDF - 579 KB]

Phase 2 map [PDF - 585 KB]

Project Status: Phase 1 starts July 7, 2022

Project Manager: Graeme Galloway

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Orillia Street Underground Utility Upgrades & Road and Sidewalk Improvements

Start Date: Early April 2021 

End Date: September 2021

Last Updated: April 2021

Project Description:  Underground Utilities – Saanich will be replacing 125 meters of storm drain pipe and 170 meters of water pipe. These works are being done as part of Saanich’s ongoing infrastructure replacement program. The existing pipes have reached the end of their useful lives. 

Roadway Improvements – In addition to the pipe works Saanich is also planning on undertaking sidewalk and road improvement works on Orillia Street, from Burnside Road W to Hampton Road. The project includes rebuilding the existing roadway, the installation of a concrete sidewalk and curb on the east side of Orillia, and the installation of a concrete curb on the west side of the road.  The east corners at Burnside at Orillia and Orillia at Hampton corner will also be provided with accessibility improvements.

Project Status: Under Construction  

Project Managers: Peter Kelly - Underground Works; Stuart White - Road Improvements

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Gordon Head Road Sidewalk Upgrades

Start Date: Mid 2021

End Date: Late 2021

Last Updated: January 2022

Budget: $780,000

The District of Saanich completed the construction of this project in December 2021. Please walk and enjoy the newly built sidewalk with crosswalk accessibility drops along Gordon Head Road from Cedar Hill Cross Road to Campus View Elementary School and the new controlled crossing at Midgard and Gordon Head Road for cyclists and pedestrians.

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:  Construction Complete

Project Manager: Claire Robinson

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Margaret Ave Sidewalk Installation

Start Date: Mid 2022

End Date: Late 2022

Last Updated: May 2022

Budget: $800,000

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 the South side of Margaret St from Raymond St N to Glanford Ave, improvements to the existing crossings at Margaret and Raymond St N, improvements to the crossing at the pedestrian overpass from Carey Road, speed humps for traffic calming, and new concrete curb on the North side of the road for water control.  We will also be making small improvements on Glanford Ave to connect the new pedestrian networks at Margaret St to the existing network at Melba Pl.

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.

The project concept can be found here:  Margaret Sidewalk Project - Concept [PDF - 896 KB]

Project Status:  Construction

Project Manager: Claire Robinson

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Arrow Road Upgrades

Start Date: May 2021

End Date: Spring 2022

Last Updated: July 2022

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
View the project sketch [PDF - 4 MB]

Project Status: Construction complete

Project Manager: Graeme Galloway

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Interurban and Markham Signalized Intersection

Start Date: Fall 2022

End Date: Winter 2023

Last Updated: July 2022

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: Construction pending

Project Manager: Graeme Galloway

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Royal Oak Avenue Sidewalk Upgrades 

Start Date: Early 2021

End Date: Mid 2021

Last Updated: January 2022

Budget: $1,200,000

The District of Saanich completed the construction of this project in December 2021. Please walk and enjoy the newly built sidewalk, rock and mortar walls, and regraded ditch along Royal Oak Ave.

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. 

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 Complete

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

Start Date: February 2022

End Date: Fall/Winter 2022

Last Updated: February 2022

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

Construction Notice - February 8, 2022:

We are pleased to announce that the West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake/Sparton Road Intersection and Sidewalk Upgrade Project has been awarded to Hazelwood Construction Services Ltd.

During construction, work will take place during regular hours between Monday to Friday. As well, there may be work occurring during some weekends or during the night if the work is scheduled and permitted ahead of time.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the middle of February 2022 and will take the majority of this year.

Experienced Traffic Management Personnel will be present at site during construction work. We request your patience and ask that you obey their instruction for safe movement. Appropriate signage will be in-place outside of immediate work zone to help direct vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians through and around the work area. 

Concepts and the technical memorandum

 Project Status: Under Construction

Project Manager: Darcy MacKay

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Water Resources Projects

Torquay Watermain Upgrade

Start Date: June 2022 

Completion Date: Early September

Last Updated: June 2022

Project Description:   Saanich will be undertaking a utility upgrade project on Torquay Drive between Ash Road and Longacre Drive beginning in late June.  We will be replacing the existing watermian and services to property lines. The existing watermain has been determined to require replacement due to its condition. Torquay Drive between Longacre Drive and Brymea Lane will be closed to all but local traffic for the duration of the project.

View the project notification [PDF - 483 KB]

Project Status: Pending Construction

Project Manager: Jordan Kumar

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Braefoot Storm Drain Upgrade

Start Date: July 2022 

Completion Date: Early September

Last Updated: May 2022

Project Description:   Saanich will be undertaking a utility upgrade project on Braefoot Road between Scoular Place and Wende Road staring in early July.  We will be replacing the existing wood storm drain pipe and the drain services to property lines. The existing storm drain is in poor shape and requires replacement.  Braefoot Road will be closed to all but local traffic for the duration of the project.

View the project notification [PDF - 345 KB]  

Project Status: Pending Construction

Project Manager: Peter Kelly

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Obed Sanitary and Storm Upgrade 

Start Date: January 2022 

Last Updated: June 2022

Project Description:  Saanich is currently in the construction stage to replace the sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure on Obed Avenue between Harriet Road and QuAppelle Street.  The existing sanitary and storm infrastructure has been determined to require replacement due to condition and recent failures in the area. Obed Avenue between Harriet Avenue and Wascana Street is currently closed to traffic during the construction phase. Construction is expected to be completed by late July 2022.

View the project notification [PDF - 531 KB]

Project Status: Under Construction

Project Manager: Peter Kelly

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Londonderry Watermain Upgrade

Start Date: June 2022 

Completion Date: Early Fall 

Last Updated: May 2022

Project Description:   Saanich is currently undertaking a utility upgrade project on Londonderry Road from Borden St to Cedar Hill Cross Road. The scope of the underground work is replacement of water mains and services. Surface work will include full-width asphalt overlay.The existing watermain has been determined to require replacement due to its condition.

Project notification: Londonderry notification [PDF - 620 KB]

Project Status: Under Construction

Project Manager: Jameson Mtanga

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Crease Drain Upgrades

Start Date: June 2022

Completion Date: Late Fall 

Last Updated: May 2022

Project Description:   Saanich is currently undertaking a utility upgrade project on Crease Avenue and Seaton Street. The scope of the underground work is replacement of storm mains and services. Surface work will include trench-width asphalt overlay and restorations. The existing drains have been determined to require replacement due to their condition.

Project notification: Crease notification [PDF - 771 KB]

Project Status: Under Construction

Project Manager: Jameson Mtanga

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Gorge Road Storm Drainage and Transportation Upgrades

Start Date:  Spring 2022

End Date:  Fall 2023

Project Description:  The District of Saanich will be undertaking significant storm drain replacement and roadway improvements on Gorge Road West between Admirals Road and Tillicum Rd. 

Storm Drainage Upgrades:  We will be replacing approximately 1500 meters of storm drain pipes, eight drainage outfalls to the waterway and all storm drain house connections to property line.  The existing storm drain pipes are in poor shape and have not been updated for many, many years.  The water mains were replaced in 2006 and the sanitary sewer pipes were replaced in 2014. 

Transportation and Roadway Improvements:  This project aims to install a bi-directional cycle track on the south side of the road and improve the existing pedestrian infrastructure on the north side of Gorge Road West as per the Active Transportation Plan (ATP) .   As part of the bike lane and pedestrian infrastructure installation, improvements to the existing east and west-bound bus stops will also be made as part of this project. In addition, bike lanes will be constructed  in the road right of way in both directions and will  improve the existing pedestrian infrastructure on the north side of Gorge Road West as per the Active Transportation Plan (ATP).

Project detours, lane closures and property access:  We anticipate that Gorge Road will be reduced to single lane traffic for much of the project duration.  During the summer of 2022 we plan to allow the road to be closed for a short period of time while the contractor completes difficult excavations across the entire roadway.  Residents within the project area will have access to their properties, however delays should be expected.   Business along Gorge Road will remain accessible and open for the duration of the project.

Gorge Road Project Concept Sketch [PDF - 7 MB]

Project Status:  As of February 2022 we are currently working through final design issues in anticipation for construction tender release in late spring 2022.

Project Manager: Peter Kelly

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Vanalman Avenue Sewer, Drain, Water and Road Upgrades

Start Date: Spring 2022

End Date: Winter 2022

Last Updated: May 2022

The District of Saanich is undertaking sewer, drain, water and road improvements along Vanalman Avenue from Mann Avenue to Commerce Circle. The project entails replacement of approximately 1110m of water main, 880m of sanitary main and 990m of storm drain along Vanalman Avenue.

 The surface work will include among other things, complete repaving of this road section with raised crosswalks at Northridge Cres, Parkridge St. (at Copley Park) and a raised intersection at Ridgebank Cres.

There will be disruptions on the regular BC Transit route and busses will be routed through Glanford and Mann Ave starting May 24, 2022.

Vanalman Road Upgrades Overview Plan [PDF - 5 MB]

Project Updates:

Dated November 2020 [PDF - 145 KB]

Dated January 2022 [PDF - 913 KB]

Dated April 2022 [PDF - 914 KB]

Project Status:  Under Construction

Project Manager: Jameson Mtanga

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 Forrester Watermain Upgrade

Start Date: January 10, 2022 

Last Updated: January 5, 2022

Project Description:  Saanich is currently starting construction to replace the watermain on Forrester Street from Richmond Road to Foul Bay Road. The existing watermain has been determined to require replacement due to its condition.

Project notification: See attached [PDF - 291 KB]

Project Status: Under Construction

Project Manager: Peter Kelly

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Taylor Sanitary and Storm Upgrade 

Start Date: January 2022 

Last Updated: June 2022

Project Description:  Saanich is currently in the construction 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. Taylor Street from Dean Avenue to Foul Bay  is currently closed to traffic during the construction phase. Construction is expected to be completed by late June 2022.

Taylor Sanitary and Storm Upgrade - Notice of Construction [PDF - 547 KB]

Project Status: Under Construction

Project Manager: Peter Kelly

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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] 
June 25, 2021 [PDF - 634 KB]

Project Status: Project Implementation

Project Manager: Joel Upsdell

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Inlet Avenue Multi-Utility Upgrade

Start Date: April 2021

Completion Date: September 2021

Last Updated: August 2021

Project Description:  Saanich is currently 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.

Road excavation and backfilling is underway and scheduled to be completed early April 2022. Road grading and paving is scheduled from mid to end April 2022 inclusive of driveway restoration. Landscaping work on the boulevards will be done once the roadworks are completed.

Construction Update - August 9, 2021 [PDF - 696 KB]

Project Status: Under Construction

Project Manager: Jameson Mtanga

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Saanich is currently in the construction 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. Taylor Street from Dean Avenue to Foul Bay  is currently closed to traffic during the construction phase. Construction is expected to be completed by late June, 2022.