Construction

Due to construction delays, Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School won’t open in time for the new school year. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

New Langford middle school opening pushed back to November

Students will instead start the school year at other schools

 

Work will begin in August on protected bike lanes along Tillicum Road in Saanich. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich gets rolling on Tillicum Road protected bike lanes

Work to start this month with completion expected late this year

 

Motorists in View Royal are being warned to expect delays this week due to construction along Island Highway. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

Traffic delays expected along Island Highway in View Royal this week

Gas service work near View Royal Avenue sees single-lane alternating traffic in effect

 

A construction worker works on the exterior of a building project on Orono Avenue in Langford. So far no exemptions have been granted to the city’s new construction noise bylaw. (Black Press Media file photo)

No construction noise exemptions yet granted in Langford

3 applications made since bylaw was adopted May 16, none approved

A construction worker works on the exterior of a building project on Orono Avenue in Langford. So far no exemptions have been granted to the city’s new construction noise bylaw. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Permanent repairs coming for Othello stretch of Coquihalla Highway

Work is expected to begin in early August and be completed sometime in the fall

Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Road work will begin in early August from North Dairy Road to Elm Street. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Road work will begin in early August from North Dairy Road to Elm Street. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Delays are expected this week due to the construction of a roundabout at Millstream Road and Bear Mountain Parkway. (Courtesy City of Langford)

Delays expected this week with Millstream roundabout construction in Langford

Millstream Road/Bear Mountain Parkway intersection down to single lane alternating traffic

Delays are expected this week due to the construction of a roundabout at Millstream Road and Bear Mountain Parkway. (Courtesy City of Langford)
A worker toils on a construction project on Orono Avenue in Langford. Council will vote July 18 on whether to charge a fee for applications for construction noise bylaw exemptions. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Companies seeking exemption from construction noise bylaw may be charged in Langford

Application fee proposal would see companies charged $500, or $750 for short notice

A worker toils on a construction project on Orono Avenue in Langford. Council will vote July 18 on whether to charge a fee for applications for construction noise bylaw exemptions. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A memorial was held on the one year anniversary of a crane collapse that killed five at a construction site in downtown Kelowna July 12, 2021 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

VIDEO: Memorial marks one year since deadly crane collapse shook Kelowna

Five horn blasts were aired to mark the one year anniversary

A memorial was held on the one year anniversary of a crane collapse that killed five at a construction site in downtown Kelowna July 12, 2021 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Workers de-construct a building in the 800-block of Fort Street. De-construction involves taking an existing building apart and salvaging the materials it was built with. Victoria has mandated deconstruction for pricier single-family and duplex homes. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Pricier home rebuilds targeted at start of Victoria deconstruction bylaw

Owners will be refunded a fee based on the amount of building materials salvaged

Workers de-construct a building in the 800-block of Fort Street. De-construction involves taking an existing building apart and salvaging the materials it was built with. Victoria has mandated deconstruction for pricier single-family and duplex homes. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
The City of Colwood has started construction on a new double roundabout at the intersection of Latoria Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway. Work is expected to be complete by fall 2023. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Colwood begins construction on new double roundabout

Construction at Latoria Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway to finish by fall 2023

The City of Colwood has started construction on a new double roundabout at the intersection of Latoria Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway. Work is expected to be complete by fall 2023. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
Motorists are being advised emergency repairs have closed a lane at the intersection of Island Highway and Atkins Road accessing Integra Tire. The closure is expected to be in place until June 30. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
Motorists are being advised emergency repairs have closed a lane at the intersection of Island Highway and Atkins Road accessing Integra Tire. The closure is expected to be in place until June 30. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
Kicking Horse Canyon extended closures are back, with a one month closure that comes into effect on April 19 and will last until the May long weekend. (MOTI photo)

Fourth round of extended Highway 1 closures announced east of Golden

It’s a part of Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project

Kicking Horse Canyon extended closures are back, with a one month closure that comes into effect on April 19 and will last until the May long weekend. (MOTI photo)
Saanich public works crews are undertaking water main replacement and road reconstruction between now and July 15 on Prospect Lake Road, with temporary closures in effect. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Prospect Lake Road closures in effect in Saanich through July 15

Daytime detours in place for all but local traffic between West Saanich, Lohr roads

Saanich public works crews are undertaking water main replacement and road reconstruction between now and July 15 on Prospect Lake Road, with temporary closures in effect. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Motorists will have to follow this detour Thursday and Friday as a section of Millstream Road will be closed overnight for construction work. (Courtesy City of Langford)

Millstream Road to close overnight Thursday, Friday in Langford

Detours in place for two nights of road closures

Motorists will have to follow this detour Thursday and Friday as a section of Millstream Road will be closed overnight for construction work. (Courtesy City of Langford)
Motorists in Langford should expect traffic delays in the coming days as underground hydro work reduces the area of Bear Mountain Parkway and Millstream Road to single-lane alternating traffic from June 16 to 21. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Traffic delays starting Thursday in Langford

Intersection of Bear Mountain Parkway, Millstream Road reduced to single lane alternating traffic

Motorists in Langford should expect traffic delays in the coming days as underground hydro work reduces the area of Bear Mountain Parkway and Millstream Road to single-lane alternating traffic from June 16 to 21. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
A busy stretch of Shelbourne Street near McKenzie Avenue was part of the first phase of the street’s improvement project, which is awaiting line painting for completion. The timeline for the ambitious next phase further south on Shelbourne has yet to be announced by Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Shelbourne Street improvements moving along in Saanich

Phase 1 nearly completed; significant changes in next phase include protected bike lanes

A busy stretch of Shelbourne Street near McKenzie Avenue was part of the first phase of the street’s improvement project, which is awaiting line painting for completion. The timeline for the ambitious next phase further south on Shelbourne has yet to be announced by Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Work has started on upgrading the University of Victoria transit exchange, including upgrades to shelters and bike lockups. (Courtesy BC Transit)

UVic transit exchange to get $4.5M upgrade over the summer

Work begins to refurbish bus bays, shelters; improve signage, pedestrian movements

Work has started on upgrading the University of Victoria transit exchange, including upgrades to shelters and bike lockups. (Courtesy BC Transit)
An excavator operator was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday morning after an excavator rolled down a 50-foot cliff at a construction site in Langford. (Courtesy of Peter Milburn)

Excavator operator hospitalized after Langford roll-over incident

The heavy equipment rolled down a 50-foot cliff Wednesday morning

An excavator operator was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday morning after an excavator rolled down a 50-foot cliff at a construction site in Langford. (Courtesy of Peter Milburn)
Saanich council has voted to have a Section 57 notice placed on title for two homes for which unpermitted construction has taken place. (Photo by Anne Nygard/Unsplash)

Saanich homes to have notice placed on title for unpermitted work

Council approves Section 57 notice for Judge Place, Old West Saanich Road homes

Saanich council has voted to have a Section 57 notice placed on title for two homes for which unpermitted construction has taken place. (Photo by Anne Nygard/Unsplash)