Construction

A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

How a push for better COVID protections helped B.C. construction workers keep going

Building Trades Council executive director Andrew Mercier maintains the measures prevented a shutdown

A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Residents living near the McKenzie Interchange are feeling frustrated after the Ministry of Transportation says safety improvements at the intersection of Esson and Admirals roads aren’t within the scope of the project. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich residents call on province to address McKenzie Interchange safety concerns

Ministry says some desired safety improvements will be addressed by Saanich

Residents living near the McKenzie Interchange are feeling frustrated after the Ministry of Transportation says safety improvements at the intersection of Esson and Admirals roads aren’t within the scope of the project. (Black Press Media file photo)
McKenzie Road at Braefoot Park looking toward Borden Road where repaving work could cause noise this week. (Google Maps)

Noisy roadwork ahead for McKenzie Avenue as Saanich paving project begins

Work takes place 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Borden Street to Braefoot Road

McKenzie Road at Braefoot Park looking toward Borden Road where repaving work could cause noise this week. (Google Maps)
Work will take place on Prospect Lake Road along Calvert Park. (Photo via the District of Saanich)

Roadside barriers, amphibian fencing to be installed along Prospect Lake Road

Crews on-site 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., traffic impacts expected through September

Work will take place on Prospect Lake Road along Calvert Park. (Photo via the District of Saanich)
Saanich police investigate the theft of more than $2000 in stolen construction equipment. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police find stolen construction equipment after tools posted for sale online

Equipment worth more than $2,000 reported stolen from Feltham Road property

Saanich police investigate the theft of more than $2000 in stolen construction equipment. (Black Press Media file photo)
New sidewalks, a crosswalk and bus pullout lanes are coming to Sooke’s West Coast Road by fall 2020. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Pedestrian upgrades slated for Sooke’s town centre by fall

New sidewalks, crosswalk and bus pullouts along West Coast Road

New sidewalks, a crosswalk and bus pullout lanes are coming to Sooke’s West Coast Road by fall 2020. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Saanich police is reminding drivers that construction zone speed limits are in effect and enforced 24/7 at the McKenzie interchange site. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Driver slapped with $483 ticket for excessive speeding in Saanich construction zone

Police traffic unit reminds drivers to slow down in McKenzie interchange

Saanich police is reminding drivers that construction zone speed limits are in effect and enforced 24/7 at the McKenzie interchange site. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
Saanich residents can expect about three weeks of construction at the intersection of Shelbourne Street and McKenzie Avenue as part of the street improvement project. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Saanich warns of ongoing night work at the Shelbourne, McKenzie intersection

Construction expected to take three weeks to complete

Saanich residents can expect about three weeks of construction at the intersection of Shelbourne Street and McKenzie Avenue as part of the street improvement project. (District of Saanich/Twitter)
The latest renderings of Langford’s Tallwood I will feature 124 residential units and potential for a restaurant space. (Courtesy of DB Services)
The latest renderings of Langford’s Tallwood I will feature 124 residential units and potential for a restaurant space. (Courtesy of DB Services)
Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)

B.C. government focused on mass timber industry to meet CleanBC goals

Mass timber lauded for sustainability, jobs potential

Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)
New trees and landscaping is expected to impact traffic along Metchosin Rd until July. (Courtesy from City of Colwood)

Bike lane closed, traffic impacted by landscaping in Metchosin

Construction begins May 25, to be complete by mid-July

New trees and landscaping is expected to impact traffic along Metchosin Rd until July. (Courtesy from City of Colwood)
The completion date of summer 2020 for the McKenzie Interchange project hasn’t changed due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

McKenzie Interchange project on track to finish this summer

Transit stops, landscaping, lighting yet to be completed

The completion date of summer 2020 for the McKenzie Interchange project hasn’t changed due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ocean Boulevard will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists until May 15, when paving and road work is completed. The beach will remain open to visitors. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood repairs potholes, other road issues on Ocean Boulevard

Road closed to pedestrians and cyclists until May 15

Ocean Boulevard will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists until May 15, when paving and road work is completed. The beach will remain open to visitors. (Black Press Media file photo)
Drivers using Trans Canada Highway through Langford can expect delays up to 30 minutes from 6:30 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday due to ongoing road work. (Google Maps)

30-minute delays expected along TCH in Langford Wednesday overnight

Road work begins at 6:30 p.m. and continues until Thursday morning

Drivers using Trans Canada Highway through Langford can expect delays up to 30 minutes from 6:30 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday due to ongoing road work. (Google Maps)
The Trans-Canada Highway near the McKenzie Interchange and Leigh Road will be resurfaced with work happening overnight to help reduce the impact on drivers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Resurfacing begins this spring on three Island highways

Trans-Canada Highway, Highway 14 and Highway 19 to be resurfaced to improve driving conditions

The Trans-Canada Highway near the McKenzie Interchange and Leigh Road will be resurfaced with work happening overnight to help reduce the impact on drivers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Construction of the new Cameo development, the old and new home Sidney’s Star Cinema, continues against the backdrop of new figures showing a decline in the value of building permits across Greater Victoria. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Value of building permits down across Greater Victoria

Stats Canada shows a drop of 13 per cent

Construction of the new Cameo development, the old and new home Sidney’s Star Cinema, continues against the backdrop of new figures showing a decline in the value of building permits across Greater Victoria. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
At home with Dan Sartori

At home with Dan Sartori

Custom home builder talks career, Nanoose Bay and the Vancouver Island Symphony

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At home with Dan Sartori
On March 9, Saanich council awarded an $8M tender for Phase 1 of the Shelbourne Street Improvements Project which stemmed from several years of consultation with residents. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Saanich awards $8M to start Shelbourne Street improvements

Work on Phase 1 to begin mid-2020, expected to take 18 months to complete

On March 9, Saanich council awarded an $8M tender for Phase 1 of the Shelbourne Street Improvements Project which stemmed from several years of consultation with residents. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)
FILE – Contract employees build soil conveyor for Site C dam in northeast B.C., spring 2019. (B.C. Hydro)

B.C. government policies ‘threaten’ construction industry, contractor survey suggests

ICBA survey found 53 per cent of contractors think government is on wrong track

FILE – Contract employees build soil conveyor for Site C dam in northeast B.C., spring 2019. (B.C. Hydro)
Eastbound traffic will be closed on the Point Ellice Bridge (the Bay Street Bridge) starting Dec. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)(Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Nighttime closures begin on Bay Street Bridge Dec. 9

The final phase of construction will see the removal of scaffolding from the site

Eastbound traffic will be closed on the Point Ellice Bridge (the Bay Street Bridge) starting Dec. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)(Nina Grossman/News Staff)
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