Saanich is set to start construction this month on the long-anticipated and somewhat delayed Shelbourne Street Improvement Project, which will bring continuous, if not protected, bike lanes from the City of Victoria border to Mt Doug Park over the next few years. Saanich has indicated that they feel that construction is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that may change.
Phase 1 is from McKenzie Ave north to Torquay (where the existing lanes already start), with a buffered bike lane. After that, Phase 2 and 3 will bring protected bike lanes to the southern portion of the street, hopefully in 2021 and 2022.
We’ve been advocated for years for this to happen, so it is exciting to see it finally kick-off.
In April 2020, Saanich will begin
construction of Phase 1 of the
SSIP, on Shelbourne Street from
Garnet Road to Torquay Drive.
Phase 1 of the project includes:
- New buffered bike lanes
- Improved pedestrian infrastructure
- Improved transit infrastructure
- Renewed or upgraded sewer, storm drain, and water infrastructure
- New asphalt road structure;
- New traffic signal at the Cedar Hill Road and Feltham Road intersection.
When will it be done?
Construction of Phase 1 of the SSIP will begin in April 2020 and is expected to take approximately 15 to 18 months.
Read more on Saanich’s construction notice (PDF)
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