Otter Point Road is restricted to single-lane traffic as the early stages of a highway project is underway. More delays will be in place as the project progresses. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Work begins on Otter Point Road project in Sooke

The project now has a fall completion date following a long delay

A project announced nearly a year ago seems to be making some progress – at least along Otter Point Road.

Sooke council received an update on the project that will see the widening of Otter Point Road, starting at Kemp Lake Road and extending about two kilometres toward Sooke.

The project includes a widening of the existing shoulders, the improvement of the existing road alignment and the resurfacing of the roadway from the municipal boundary to Kemp Lake Road.

RELATED: Announcement of highway project

The B.C. Transportation Ministry is finalizing the projects design.

Construction is expected to start this spring and completion date is next fall.

The report has some area residents wondering about the delay as the the original information signage on Otter Point Road listed a completion date of fall of 2019.

The project was announced last April by Premier John Horgan as part of a much larger initiative to convert a 1.4-kilometre stretch of Highway 14 to a four-lane divided highway.

In total, the projects announced that day were estimated at $85 million, combined with funding flowing from both federal and provincial sources.

The project will improve safety for all users of the Otter Point roadway, including vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians, the ministry says.

On Highway 14, the only signs of progress on the project to date are the blue fences that restrict access to a series of homes that the ministry acquired to allow for the highway project.



tim.collins@sookenewsmirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Victoria Literacy Connection offers free e-reading club for kids

Kids with Grade 2-5 reading levels can join the club

Swan Lake south wharf demolition complete, area remains off-limits

Sanctuary staff working to ‘re-naturalize’ the south end of the lake

Highway 1 tree removal impacts traffic Tuesday evening

Work starts April 7 at 6 p.m. between Finlayson Arm Road and Westshore Parkway

‘Langford Cares’ campaign to cover hotel expenses for frontline health care workers

Initiative gives back to health care staff living on the West Shore

New #yyjegghunt2020 joins the ranks of fun, social distancing activities in Greater Victoria

With hearts and lights illuminating windows and doorways across Greater Victoria as… Continue reading

Mental Health: Planning for a crisis

Crisis planning lays out a blueprint in case hard times hit

Revenue dip needed to qualify for wage subsidy drops to 15% in March: Trudeau

Wage subsidy would over 75% of each employee’s salary for qualifying businesses

B.C. closes all provincial parks for COVID-19 protection

Easter weekend approaches, camping already closed

Air Canada says it will apply for wage subsidy to rehire workers after cutting 16,500 jobs

Air Canada said March revenues fell by more than 30 per cent year over year

Canadians urged to include pets in their COVID-19 emergency plans

That includes plans about who will care for them if the owner is hospitalized

COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

John Horgan, Adrian Dix call 130 faith leaders as holidays approach

COVID-19 world update: Joy in Wuhan as lockdown lifted; Pope denounces profiteers

Comprehensive update of coronavirus news items from around the world

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

Comox spring training cancelled for Snowbirds next month

The team announced that due to ongoing travel restrictions they will not be training in the Valley

Most Read