Tuesday, August 10, 2021 – Today, the governments of Canada and British Columbia announced the successful recipients of the COVID Resilience stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, and Sooke is one of them. The District will be receiving $1.8 Million for the Otter Point Active Transportation Corridor Project.
This project includes the construction of approximately 430 meters of sidewalks and 720 meters of bike lanes as well as crosswalks to provide a safe route for pedestrians and cyclists from Wadams Way to Highway 14.
“In advance, I would like to thank residents and businesses for their patience during the road construction projects. I know a lot is happening in our community. This activity is the result of the District’s efforts to leverage grant opportunities, maximizing residents’ tax dollars, and respond to the community’s needs for active transportation networks,” shares Mayor Maja Tait. “Council adopted the Transportation Master Plan in October, following community consultation, and considerable progress is being made to action this plan. We are building a low carbon resilient community where residents can walk, stroll and roll safely within Sooke,” Tait adds.
Contractors will be mobilizing during the first week of September and construction is anticipated to be complete by November. The contractor will be providing a certified Traffic Management Plan for the construction of the corridor projects, which includes the Church Road Corridor project included in the 2021 budget. Updates on traffic management will be shared through the District’s traffic advisory page.
- Canada and British Columbia invest in local infrastructure to help build community connections in the Vancouver Island region
- District of Sooke Transportation Master Plan
- District of Sooke Traffic Advisory Information
- District of Sooke Transportation Master Plan Implementation Information
- District of Sooke Budget Information
- Let’s Talk Low Carbon Resilience
Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator
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