Last summer Opus International Consultants were hired by the district to conduct “a full-network pavement condition assessment.” (Santeri Viinamäki/Wikimedia Commons)

Last summer Opus International Consultants were hired by the district to conduct “a full-network pavement condition assessment.” (Santeri Viinamäki/Wikimedia Commons)

Sooke council eyes road improvement program

More than 23 per cent of Sooke roads are rated as poor: report

More than 23 per cent of Sooke roads are rated as poor to fail, according to a report presented to district council on Monday.

But help could be on the way.

At council’s meeting, district staff proposed a five-year road improvement plan which would see repair work on deteriorating roads and provide regular maintenance.

Last summer Opus International Consultants were hired by the district to conduct “a full-network pavement condition assessment.”

Road sections were rated for roughness, cracking, rutting, raveling and patching.

The Opus report found the road network was heavily divided, with 56 per cent of the network rated as very good to good, 20 per cent rated fair, and 23 percent rated poor to fail.

The report’s authors provided a forecast which will be needed to reinstate and maintain the entire road network over the next 30 years, with a proposed five-year road improvement program.