Summer is an optimum time to complete road work, and you will notice work underway in our community. As traffic volumes are lower than usual, we will be starting this year's program with the major roads.
As always, please use caution in work zones and avoid traffic delays by taking an alternate route through the area, if possible.
The 2020 Pavement Rehabilitation Program will start at the end of May and last most of the summer.
Roads to be paved include:
- Complete May 28: East Saanich Road (except through the Saanichton area as this section was completed in 2019)
- May 29 (am): Stelly’s Cross Road, Walcer to East Saanich
- May 29 (pm): Central Saanich/Saanich X Rd, Keating X Rd to East Saanich Rd
- To be scheduled: Keating X road, Butler Crescent to Buena Vista
- To be scheduled: Wallace Drive, Benvenuto to Greig Court
Looking at our roads and active transportation
When we do road work we do look for opportunities to expand bike lanes when it is appropriate. We want to take a planned approach to our active transportation network, and that is why we are working on Central Saanich's first Active Transportation Plan. We have heard from hundreds of people so far and had the largest response to an online survey the District has ever had. More than 700 community members, representing a range of abilities and ages, shared their hopes and challenges. We have now moved onto the next phase of the project and are working to identify and describe the opportunities to improve active transportation conditions; a report will be presented to Council and the community very soon. The draft Active Transportation Plan will be available in the Fall 2020. At that time, further community input will be sought to ensure community priorities are reflected in the plan and to gauge the level of resident support for the action items identified in the plan. Please stay tuned for future community engagement opportunities!
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