Traffic Advisory: Otter Point Road (Hwy 14 to Wadams Way), September to November 2021

Saturday, August 28, 2021 – Hazelwood Construction Services as the contractor for the District of Sooke will be upgrading utility services on Otter Point Road from Highway 14 to Wadams Way, from early September 2021 to the end of November 2021. The work will enhance public safety by providing sidewalks and bike lanes along the critical transportation corridor.

During the construction period, traffic disruptions can be expected and detours may be in effect. Every effort will be made to keep local disruptions to a minimum. If night work is required, additional notice will be provided.

Construction signs will be posted and flagpersons will be on duty to assist with the traffic flow. Please exercise caution, obey all signage placed for your safety and follow the directions of the flagpersons on duty. If you have young children, please advise them of the dangers and limited visibility of heavy equipment and trucks.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding during construction.

If you have any questions or require further information regarding this project please contact:

  • Hazelwood Construction Services (Sue Bassett, Project Manager) (250) 716-1940

This work was identified in the latest Transportation Master Plan, adopted in October 2020. Increasing active transportation corridors, providing safe means for residents to walk, roll and stroll throughout the community, is one strategy to help reduce carbon emissions in the community. Working with residents, the District is aiming to reduce emissions by 7% per year on a path to a minimum of a 40% reduction in emissions by 2030. 

While originally identified in 2024 of the five-year financial plan, the District was successful in obtaining $1.8 million in funding through the COVID Resilience stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – advancing the timeline of work.

The District also acknowledges assistance from area residents and businesses during the design phase of the project. Their time working with staff during the preliminary project stage, in particular with the uncertainty of timelines, as we awaited funding status is very much appreciated.