To some it may feel like on every other road they travel lately they find workers in hardhats, wearing reflective vests and wielding shovels. Not to mention the gauntlet of orange traffic cones that accompany them.
Michelle Mahovlich, Langford’s director of engineering, joked that it looks like the city is currently under construction, which compared to other areas isn’t a far stretch. She noted that unlike Victoria’s core areas, Langford is still expanding and developing a lot of its major road networks.
“We are such a growing community,” she said. “We’re still building.”
While normally summer months are busier for construction due to the drier weather, Mahovlich said there was no stoppage planned for the near future.
She hoped that residents won’t mind a few traffic delays. “Hopefully, when they see it completed they’ll appreciate it.”
Some areas of construction to note include a pair of projects underway on McCallum Road. One will establish the missing link between a section near the Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Gateway Hotel and the Florence Lake neighbourhood.
The other involves making improvements to the existing road to increase the overall safety of the area.
A number of road improvements are going on around Belmont secondary, but these are in their finishing stages and should be done soon.
Work on a sewer line being installed on Goldstream Avenue between Jacklin and Spencer roads is due to be completed before the end of December.
Ongoing is the Leigh Road interchange Highway 1 southbound off-ramp project, a project that is tied in with the construction of a southbound acceleration lane from West Shore Parkway and the closure of the Goldstream Avenue highway exit. This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.