Paving set to begin on roundabout

Concrete and pavement will be the focus of the Brownsey Boulevard roundabout and town centre project

  • Sep. 30, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Concrete and pavement will be the focus of the Brownsey Boulevard roundabout and town centre project this week.

The work will consist of pouring concrete for the sidewalk and driveways on Brownsey Boulevard and continuing brick work on the sidewalks and paving of Brownsey.

On Sooke Road, paving will get underway, weather permitting, from west of Brownsey to Church Road.

“The ministry’s primary concern is for the safety of the travelling public and construction workers. Lane shifts and traffic patterns are changing daily,” said Sonia Lowe, a public affairs officer with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Travellers are reminded to be aware of workers, slow down for their safety and follow the directions of traffic control personnel.

The District of Sooke is contributing $3.1 million for the roundabout, which fuses Sooke Road, Brownsey Boulevard and Evergreen Centre into one loop.

The province takes care of the rest with an additional $6 million for a complete revamp of Sooke Road between Otter Point and Church roads. Those improvements include new sidewalks, crosswalks, lighting, curbs, bike lane and bus shelters.

The project remains on schedule and work is expected to be finished this fall.

Just Posted

Sixty Sooke homes needed to host Japanese students

Homestay program offers visitors a taste of life in Canada

UPDATED: Heavy police presence in Victoria had part of Bay Street blocked off

Bay Street east of Quadra Street was blocked off on Saturday

Hundreds of foreign species still washing up on B.C. coast, eight years after tsunami

The Royal BC Museum is home to thousands of samples collected along the west coast of North America

Victoria first Canadian city to join United Nations tree planting challenge

The City of Victoria pledges to plant 5,000 trees by the end of 2020

VIDEO: Grizzly bears fight along northern B.C. highway in rare footage

Cari McGillivray posted the head-turning video, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Police arrest B.C. phone scammer linked to illegal call centres in India

Person arrested in Burnaby here on a work visa, says police

Air Canada forced girl, 12, to remove hijab: civil rights group

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations calling for change

Man from Winnipeg who was hiking alone found dead in Banff National Park

RCMP say the man was hiking alone on Mount Temple Thursday

Resident finds loaded shotgun inside a duffle bag in Kelowna alleyway

RCMP seized a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, clothing and other items

Graffiti, calls and Snapchat: RCMP probe string of threats targeting Kamloops schools

There have been nine different threats made to four different schools in the city

B.C. truck drivers to face higher fines for not using winter tire chains

As of Oct. 1, not using chains on the highway when required could net you a $598 ticket

Most Read