Shelbourne Street Improvements Project

A street for everyone

Project overview

Saanich is going to be building improved infrastructure on Shelbourne Street from North Dairy Road to Torquay Drive as part of the Shelbourne Street Improvements Project (SSIP).

The project includes:

  • Installation of new cycling facilities;
  • Pedestrian safety improvements;
  • Transit infrastructure improvements;
  • Replacement of underground utility infrastructure;
  • New asphalt road structure.

Design concept

View the design concept drawings for work to be completed in all phases of the SSIP.

All Phases - Transportation Concept Plan [PDF - 3 MB]

Phase 1 - Transportation Concept Plan [PDF - 1 MB]

               - Design Highlights [PDF - 135 KB]

Why are we doing this?

The goal of the project is to deliver the short-term improvements to Shelbourne Street as identified in the Shelbourne Valley Action Plan (SVAP). The SVAP is part of the Official Community Plan and was developed through several years of community consultation. The project will improve safety for all road users, improve access for pedestrians and cyclists and ensure vital underground utilities continue to function safely and reliably far into the future.

Construction Impacts

Traffic delays may occur in the area during construction. Notifications will be provided to directly impacted property owners and tenants including those affected by scheduled interruptions to water service, sewer service and driveway access. Garbage and recycling services will be maintained throughout construction. Prior to start of construction, the District will issue one or more additional notifications with more details.

Additional Information

Timeline Overview

The overall SSIP will be constructed in 3 separate phases over several years. Construction of each phase will take approximately 15 - 18 months. Approximate timelines for start of construction are as follows:

  • Phase 1 - April 2020
  • Phase 2 - late 2021
  • Phase 3 - 2023

What's happening now

April 2020

Phase 1 

  • Ralmax Contracting Ltd. is preparing to begin construction.
  • Ralmax Contracting Ltd. will be required to include safe work methods in their safety plan for effective mitigation of COVID-19 exposure and the safe performance of their work.

Phase 2

  • Planning for design is underway.