Construction continues on Langford Parkway to move a natural gas line from the south side of the road to the north. The work is scheduled to continue through mid- to late August.

Langford Pkwy. pipeline move on schedule

Facility closures are planned for the first week of August

Langford’s natural gas pipeline relocation project has passed the halfway point.

The relocation of a 200-metre stretch of underground pipes adjacent to Westhills Stadium’s turf field is “a little bit ahead of schedule” and on course for completion the week of Aug. 18, said Langford’s director of engineering Michelle Mahovlich.

The 10-inch natural gas pipe is being moved from the south side of Langford Parkway to the north side for both safety and to allow for extra stadium parking. Construction began July 2 and continues with a few more inconveniences before wrapping up next month.

“Things have been going relatively smoothly and as planned,” she said. “We are doing some welding Aug. 5, 6 and 7 when we connect the pipeline, welding onto the live gas main. Those days there are full road closures and all facilities at City Centre Park are closed (as well).”

That includes Eagle Ridge Centre, Langford Lanes, the water park, Play Zone and the sports fields, while access to Langford Lake Beach from Langford Parkway remains closed. Access is expected to reopen Aug. 8.

Mahovlich said there have been instances of fencing being moved to allow access after construction crews have left for the day. She reminded the public it is not safe to move or remove fencing to enter any of the closed areas at any time.

For more information and traffic advisories, visit cityoflangford.ca.

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