Flood prevention

Improvements will be made along Sooke Road to prevent seasonal flooding

Anyone who regularly drives Sooke Road knows about the seasonal flooding that happens on the stretch between the 17 Mile Pub and Kangaroo Road. Road closures due to flooding may now become a thing of the past.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1 the MInistry of Transportation announced that $1-million would go towards raising part of the road and widening the shoulders to help prevent flooding along Veitch Creek, which runs along the highway. The project is expected to be complete by March 31. Drivers are reminded to drive carefully and to pay attention to construction road signs.

Currently, in British Columbia fines for speeding in a construction zone can cost the offender up to $483.