Monday, November 14, 2022 – Work has begun on a new transit shelter at Grant Road West and French Road South.
Preparation for the pad is underway. Concrete work is currently scheduled for the week of November 21st with project completion by year-end.
Minimal impact is expected during construction; however, minor traffic delays may occur as the concrete is poured.
Enhancing bus stops provides several benefits
- Amenities such as shelters and benches improve the comfort of customers waiting for buses.
- Clear, level surfaces with sufficient space make a stop accessible which removes barriers to transit use.
- Transit shelters improve the visibility of the transit system, increasing the ease of use.
“Each step we take, no matter how small or grand to enhance the usability of transit is a milestone for us to celebrate,” said Mayor Maja Tait.
Improving bus shelters is an overlapping deliverable in the Official Community Plan (2010), the Sooke Local Area Transit Plan (2020), the Transportation Master Plan and the Sooke 2030 Climate Action Plan.