Sooke hosts open house for pedestrian crossing

Sooke hosts open house for pedestrian crossing

Discussion on Demamiel Creek crossing takes places May 16 at SEAPARC

  • May. 8, 2018 1:30 p.m.

Rick Stiebel – Sooke News Mirror

The District of Sooke is inviting the public to provide feedback on the proposed Demamiel Creek pedestrian crossing.

The project, which is in the planning stage, will connect the Sunriver community with the side of the river near Phillips Road.

That work is part of efforts that will complete the Sun Run Trail connecting Poirier School to the Sunriver area and Sooke River park lands.

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait said the crossing is an important part of Sooke’s trail upgrades. “It’s the missing link to a great trail system that will provide safe and accessible routes for pedestrians and cyclists,” she said.

The project, which is estimated to cost about $54,500, is part of ongoing efforts to improve Sooke’s trail systems. Plans include the Stickleback Trail connecting Galloping Goose Regional Trail at Kirby Road to the Sooke Centre and Broom Hill, and the Sea Walk Trail that will connect the town centre with the Rotary Pier.

The open house takes place Wednesday, May 16 at SEAPARC from 4 to 7 p.m.