Construction zone: $8M regional water main replacement limits Langford traffic

Work has begun on the water main replacement on Goldstream Avenue, which closed the Colwood-bound lane of the road Monday (Jan. 16). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A worker paints lines on the road along Goldstream Avenue on Monday (Jan. 16). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Goldstream Avenue was closed in the Colwood-bound lane starting at the roundabout at Bryn Maur Road on Monday (Jan. 16). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Water main replacement means Goldstream Avenue will be a construction zone for most of 2023.

Two Capital Regional District water mains along Goldstream Avenue, between Leigh Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway, are made of aging asbestos cement piping and deemed not seismically resilient.

At risk of failure, the water mains are being replaced by one larger water main made of restrained ductile iron piping.

The $8-million project to replace the pipes is set to start this month and is scheduled to take a year to complete.

Crews are expected to be working Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as some night work.

To minimize construction impacts, the project will be completed in segments starting at Veterans Memorial Parkway and moving west.

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While local traffic can access businesses, through traffic isn’t welcome from Monday, Jan. 16 to Friday, Feb. 10 on Goldstream Avenue between Veterans Memorial Parkway and the roundabout at Bryn Maur Road. BC Transit and emergency vehicles will have full access through this work location.

Traffic control personnel can help drivers and pedestrians access businesses in the area.

There is also a parking facility on Claude Road customers can use to walk into the area.

The City of Langford expects to issue weekly traffic advisories on the project at langford.ca.

christine.vanreeuwyk@blackpress.ca

LangfordWest Shore

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