Infrastructure Projects

As work is scheduled, this page will be updated.

For a complete list of Active Transportation Plan projects underway and coming up within the next few years that are of the highest priority see the Active Transportation page.

As always, please use caution in work zones and avoid traffic delays by taking an alternate route through the area, if possible.

District Projects - Current

ProjectProject Description
Saanich Cross Road

Start date: December 2023
We are installing a sidewalk along Saanich Cross Road from East Saanich to Central Saanich Road beginning early January. Crews will be on-site between roughly 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and alternating single-lane traffic will be in effect. Please drive slowly in the area as workers begin the project. On Dec 12 and 13 traffic may be impacted as conflicting trees are removed. On Dec 18 surveying and soil testing will take place.

Brentwood Bay Sewer System

Start date: February 2024
The Brentwood Bay sewer system has reached the end of its lifecycle; it handles approximately half of the municipality’s wastewater, including flows from the  W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) First Nation.  

This project is one of the biggest capital projects undertaken by the District, with partial funding provided by the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – Green Infrastructure – Environmental Quality Project.  

This project includes improvements to the Wallace Drive bike lane (from West Saanich to Stelly’s Cross Road) – the most requested project by the community and will provide a needed bike route from Brentwood to Saanichton. 

Mt Newton Pathway  

Phase 1: The Multi-use path between the Pat Bay Highway and Lochside Drive has been designed and submitted for grant funding through the BC Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant program. Construction for the project is currently set for 2024.

Phase 2:  The Multi-use path between East Saanich Road and the Pat Bay Highway is in development of concepts stage with the project partners. Design will be completed in 2024 with construction the following year.

Central Saanich Pathway

Central Saanich Pathway is in development of concepts stage with the project partners. Design will be completed in 2024 with construction aligned with the replacement of a Regional water system on Central Saanich Road in 2025-26.

Paving

Date: Complete for 2023
2024 Asphalt road repairs and paving: TBD
2024 Summer chipseal paving: TBD

Annual Watermain Flushing 

Complete for 2023 

 

External projects

Project

Project Description

Highway 17 Keating Cross Overpass Project

Start Date: June 2023

The Highway 17 Keating Cross Road “Flyover” Overpass Project will allow vehicles to travel this busy corridor more safely and efficiently, helping keep local businesses competitive and promote regional economic growth.

The project involves a new flyover overpass from the Patricia Bay Highway (Highway 17) northbound to Keating Cross Road westbound, eliminating the left turn across highway traffic onto Keating Cross Road. The project will also include a realigned southbound on-ramp to Victoria.