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#21 James Bay walker

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:57 AM

http://www.timescolo...e-hall-1.697601

Another fifty years of life? Ah, but that would depend on our giving up a small chunk of our annual budget towards maintenance (can't see that happening -- the city staff are up for it, but no way would councils consistently allow such unpopular budgetary "wastage" on 'long term stuff' imo, as they'd risk displeasing the populace by not cutting back on non-emergency stuff so would lose votes).

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:33 AM

say what?

The largest budgeted projects include the $27.73 million Duncan/North Cowichan Joint Utilities Board Wastewater Outfall Relocation, the $10.44 million Peachland Creek Water Treatment Plant in Peachland, and $9.9 million Skaha Estates & Kaleden Sewering Project – Phase 1 in Okanagan-Similkameen.

Other projects include:

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Victoria’s Point Ellice Bridge Upgrade

http://www.canadianc...nce/1003404954/

#23 nagel

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:52 AM

I'd love to know what this is actually for.



#24 dasmo

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:56 AM

I'd love to know what this is actually for.

Most likely improving pedestrian and pike passage over this bridge. It's awful for both modes.
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#25 Mike K.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:57 AM

$87-million for 26 projects doesn't leave much to the imagination.


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#26 lanforod

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:13 AM

That bridge seems have traffic problems during rush hour and I don't think it's a capacity issue.

#27 shoeflack

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:28 AM

Whatever it is, it's a $3.6 million project split between the City, Province, and Feds.

 

Backgrounder: Canada and British Columbia announce funding for 26 new infrastructure projects across B.C.

 

Recipient: Victoria

Project title: Point Ellice Bridge Upgrade

Total eligible cost: $ 3,622,000

Federal contribution: $1,207,333

Provincial contribution: $1,207,333

Municipal contribution: $1,207,334

 

EDIT: A little further research...the City has this in their 2017 Draft Financial Plan. So might just be that the City can now go ahead with those 2018 unbudgeted projects.

 

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#28 thundergun

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:20 AM

The sidewalks without interior handrails are really unnerving as both a driver and a pedestrian. Not sure if that will be addressed. The north side 'sidewalk' is really just a large curb and should be blocked off for pedestrians altogether.

Ideally they could clip on a walkway/bikeway structure to the existing bridge but that won't be in the scope of this project.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:38 AM

The 3.6 mil price tag doesn't align with that $400K budget piece you attached though.  I don't 3.6 mil gets cantilevered bike/walk infra over a bridge, so it's something less exciting than that.



#30 shoeflack

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 02:00 PM

The 3.6 mil price tag doesn't align with that $400K budget piece you attached though.  I don't 3.6 mil gets cantilevered bike/walk infra over a bridge, so it's something less exciting than that.

 

Reading through the financial plan, the 400k only covers the 2017 design drawings project. It does not include any of the 2018 projects, thus the TBD for that year. So my assumption is that the $3.6 million is going towards one or some of those 2018 projects.


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#31 Mike K.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:27 PM

Councillor Loveday has confirmed that the maintenance project will start in 2018 while preparatory work will be carried out this year.

 

$3.6-million Bay Street Bridge upgrade planned for 2018

http://victoria.citi...-ellice-bridge/


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#32 Nparker

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:31 PM

...$3.6-million Bay Street Bridge upgrade planned for 2018

http://victoria.citi...ng-destination/

The citified link takes me here:

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#33 Mike K.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:47 PM

Sorry about that. Here's the link: http://victoria.citi...-ellice-bridge/


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#34 Redd42

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:14 PM

Wasn't a lot of work done on that bridge not that long ago? Think it was seismic upgrading? 



#35 Mike K.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:16 PM

Yes, it's had work done to it over the years, for sure.

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#36 sdwright.vic

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:47 PM

I'm so confused!?! What thread am I in again?!? 😅
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#37 dasmo

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:57 PM

Too bad no real improvement to pedestrian passage. Hard to do without the cantilevered walk way.

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#38 aastra

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:01 PM

I'm so confused!?! What thread am I in again?!?

 

A thrifty bridge project in Victoria? That should have been the first indicator that something wasn't right.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:55 PM

The Negative Nellies were out in force in the announcement on Facebook. A lot of parallels drawn to the JSB and Wilkinson bridge projects. https://www.facebook...471794486173552

 

Sheesh.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 08:03 AM

Negativity sometimes is based on prior experiences and in this case I'm thinking some justification is in order. Not a lot of trust these days that what folks are told and what actually happens are one and the same

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