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Sooke roundabout project nears completion milestone

More road closures planned for next week
The District of Sooke building on Otter Point Road. (District of Sooke)

The Church/Throup Road roundabout project is about to hit a significant milestone ahead of schedule. Weather permitting, paving of the first lift will begin next week, according to a district traffic advisory.

Road closures will occur on Church and Throup Roads from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here’s the schedule:

• Church Road is closed from Wadams Way to Throup Road on Nov. 28, Nov. 29 and Dec. 1.

• Throup Road is closed at Church Road on Dec. 11 and Dec. 13.

Motorists and pedestrians should follow posted detours and traffic control personnel instructions.

“We know that transportation and getting around Sooke safely is the single biggest issue for residents. We are listening and responding by moving forward with the implementation of the transportation master plan as quickly as resources allow,” the district stated in the traffic advisory.

The intersection of Church Road and Throup Road requires a roundabout to improve safety, sightlines and address issues with layout and slopes. The $4 million project aims to accommodate the increasing flow of pedestrians and vehicles from Throup Road to Phillips Road and the surrounding developments.

After completing the Church/Throup roundabout, structural repairs and the addition of sidewalks and bike lanes will be made to the Charters Road Connector.

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