Preparatory Site Works to Begin on Charters Road Corridor Project: Road Closure in Effect

Friday, May 5, 2023 – As indicated in the District’s 2023 Budget, work is set to begin on long-awaited repairs and reconstruction of the Charters Road Corridor.

This work will occur in multiple phases. Residents will be kept informed through the District’s news feed and on the Transportation Master Plan Implementation information page.

The ultimate road build-out will include significant restructuring and the addition of sidewalks and bike lanes on both sides of the road.

Upcoming Milestones

Two key milestones are approaching as this work begins.

Phase 1a: Preparatory Site Works

Tree removal is required to facilitate the construction of this active transportation corridor. In maintaining our municipal tree canopy, the District will be increasing tree planting in other areas of the community including planting at least forty trees in Ravens Ridge Park later this year.

For the safety of those travelling in the area, Charters Road will be closed between 9am and 2pm during the week of May 8th. Tree falling will begin once bird surveying is complete and may commence as early as mid-day on Monday, May 8th. It is anticipated that this phase of preparatory site works will conclude by 2pm on Thursday, May 11th.

Local area residents will be permitted access in and out of their properties.

The closure times have been scheduled to minimize the impact on those travelling to/from school. Those travelling in the area are asked to plan ahead and allow extra time while this work is completed.

Phase 1b: Project Tender

The District will issue a project tender in the coming weeks. Applicants will have several weeks to apply.

Throughout the project, best efforts will be made to minimize disruption to the public; however, delays are expected while this important work is completed. Once the tenders are reviewed and the tender is awarded, a preliminary project schedule will be made available. At this time, additional information on project timelines is not known.

Background – After significant rainfall and related damage, Charters Road was limited to single-lane alternating travel with the Northbound lane being closed on November 26, 2021. The District was unsuccessful in securing financial support through two provincial funding streams to assist with repairs, leading to construction delays. Identified as a priority in the 2023 Budget, it is anticipated that the Charters Active Transportation Corridor project will be complete in 2024.

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Media Contact:
Christina Moog, District of Sooke Communications Coordinator
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