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#3261 rjag

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:18 PM

/\....not to mention the major sewer extension work currently slowly but surely snaking its way through our neighborhood

 

Seriously Dude, you needed that....especially after that Mexican food last week


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#3262 Mike K.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:28 PM

I was stuck today on Wallace Drive for a solid 10 minutes, maybe longer, as crews were working on the sewage pipes to Hartland. Some folks were not happy over the wait.

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#3263 AllseeingEye

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 11:05 PM

Seriously Dude, you needed that....especially after that Mexican food last week

.....<Warning: Inside Joke ahead.....>....actually its the shaved ham that really gets me..... :)


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#3264 sebberry

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 09:15 PM

What's with the terrible condition the Fort/Richmond area roads are being left in during whatever it is they're doing around there? The potholes and surface irregularities are terrible, bordering on dangerous.


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#3265 DustMagnet

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 11:14 AM

This must be/have been fun...

Traffic lights out on Highway 1 at McKenzie

https://www.vicnews....traffic-delays/



#3266 Linear Thinker

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:32 PM

Highway 1 Leigh Rd to West Shore Parkway widening open for tender at BCBid.
Closing date July 30.

Description:
The project objective is to provide safety upgrades to approximately 2 km of Highway 1 which includes but is not limited to: widening to 4 lanes, Intersection improvements, installation of approximately 1.3 km of new median barrier, asphalt overlay of the highway, Improvements to lane markings and delineation and related Mobilization, Quality Management, Traffic Management, Environmental Management, Clearing, Grubbing and Stripping, Earth Excavations, Peat Excavation, Drainage Infrastructure, Paving, Concrete Barrier, etc.

 

 


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#3267 DustMagnet

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 02:57 PM

 

Highway 1 Leigh Rd to West Shore Parkway widening open for tender at BCBid.
Closing date July 30.

 

 

 

I'm looking forward to this - hopefully the merge jam that blocks the Leigh Rd. exit will be lessened or eliminated.  And maybe fewer folks will drive along the shoulder in that scenario.  It's a bit dicey when the exit lane finally opens up and you have a line of cars scooting along the shoulder to contend with.  <_<



#3268 Brantastic

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 07:23 PM

McKenzie Avenue is being repaved between Saanich and Quadra Street now that the Otto development is wrapping up (just mostly paving and landscaping left to be done). That stretch of road has been a mess of potholes, gravel, and various patches for well over a year now, presumably due to blasting and other construction work. I'll be happy to see a smooth surface again!


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#3269 Brantastic

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 07:32 PM

Also, the scramble crosswalk at Government/Wharf/Humboldt has been open for at least a couple days now. There are no right turns on red from any direction, and the only left turns permitted are a left off of Government onto Wharf. The intersection runs in three phases:
1) Pedestrian scramble in all directions
2) Green lights for right off Wharf onto Government, left off Government onto Wharf, and straight north on Government
3) Green lights for Wharf -> Humboldt and Humboldt ->Wharf. I assume this will be a green light for cyclists as well, once the bike lanes are open.

It actually seems to move quite efficiently without pedestrians and cars moving at the same time, as you don't have that one car slowly inching out to take a turn as pedestrians are crossing, holding up everyone behind them. 

The brickwork and street furniture is really nice. There's little bumps on the ground for the blind at both the street crossing and bike lane crossing.


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#3270 lanforod

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:21 PM

McKenzie Avenue is being repaved between Saanich and Quadra Street now that the Otto development is wrapping up (just mostly paving and landscaping left to be done). That stretch of road has been a mess of potholes, gravel, and various patches for well over a year now, presumably due to blasting and other construction work. I'll be happy to see a smooth surface again!

 

They did a bunch of work further east past Braefoot and just finished repaving all that. Nice and slick now.

 

The upgrade on Wilkinson from Greenlea to Travino lane is almost done as well. Maybe a couple more weeks... seems so slow.

 

PS. Travino down to a handful of units left for sale. That's one mega project wrapping up sales.


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#3271 Linear Thinker

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 11:36 AM

Unverified bid results from BC Bid:

 

$0.00  Enviro-Ex Contracting Ltd, Prince George 

$9,600,938.00  Windley Contracting Ltd., Nanaimo 

$10,172,700.00  Jacob Bros. Construction Inc., Surrey

$12,148,900.70  Timbro Contracting (A Partnership), Agassiz

$12,586,811.00  J. Hanna Construction Ltd., North Vancouver

$12,665,302.00  Scansa Construction Ltd., Victoria

 

I see Enviro-Ex did a "price is right"...

 

Highway 1 Leigh Rd to West Shore Parkway widening open for tender at BCBid.

Closing date July 30.


#3272 Linear Thinker

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 11:44 AM

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#3273 FogPub

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 12:20 AM

Survey complete, Captain!



#3274 Mike K.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 05:34 AM

Sooke Road/Old Island is closed between Wale and Kelly on the Westshore following an MVI.

 

Lots of commuters are affected. If you're commuting by bus from out that way check with BC Transit for detour information.


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#3275 Mike K.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 11:42 AM

Main Road has lost the contract for south Island highway maintenance. From the prov:

A new maintenance contract has been awarded for the service area on southern Vancouver Island, improving standards and requiring better highway conditions for British Columbians, year-round.

The contract for Service Area 01 was awarded to Emcon Services Inc. through an open bidding process. The service area includes provincial roadways between Victoria and Mt. Sicker Road in North Cowichan, west to Lake Cowichan and Port Renfrew, as well as the southern Gulf Islands.

The contract has a 10-year term and an optional five-year extension. It comes into effect on Oct. 1, 2019, the day after the existing contract expires.

The new maintenance contracts for all service areas require higher standards and a more proactive approach when a severe weather event occurs. Some of the biggest improvements over the most recent contracts include:

increasing communication with the public about rapidly changing road conditions during severe weather events and other incidents affecting travel on B.C. roads;

returning winter Class A highways to bare pavement within 24 hours of a winter weather event ending at pavement temperatures of -9 C or warmer, when de-icing chemical use is safe and effective (the previous standard was 48 hours);

increasing the patrol frequency to 90 minutes on a Class A highway, such as the Malahat, during a winter storm (the previous standard was four hours);

increasing the patrol frequency to four hours when a weather event is forecasted (the previous standard was 24 hours); and
requiring contractors to be more proactive prior to a winter weather event and to spread anti-icing chemicals prior to the weather event.
Quick Facts:

Private contractors maintain nearly 47,000 kilometres of road and 2,800 bridges in some of the most challenging terrain in Canada.
Every year, crews apply 100,000 tonnes of salt and 750,000 tonnes of winter abrasives over 1.2 million kilometres of B.C. highways.

The value of these 28 highway maintenance agreements totals approximately $400 million annually.
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#3276 Cats4Hire

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:41 AM

Interurban is terrible right now. According to the announcement over the bus I was on there was a crash near Alan road and it took over 40 minutes to get from Marigold (where the traffic got bad) to the midblock stop just before Wilkinson where the driver announced it was probably quicker to walk and he'd pick us up if he saw us if we wanted to attempt that.

#3277 Cats4Hire

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:43 AM

I walked up Wilkinson and through Layritz (since the construction on Interurban already is making sidewalks confusing so I didn't see the crash myself or how bad it is the other direction.

#3278 Nparker

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:02 AM

Interurban is terrible right now...

Then this probably isn't going to help: https://www.bclocaln...-until-january/



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:09 AM

Then this probably isn't going to help: https://www.bclocaln...-until-january/

Yeah and they are doing pipe stuff right in front of Camosun too. Stopped that about in April and resumed the last week of August so I guess it's nice they got the summer off with the Camosun students. 



#3280 DustMagnet

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 09:18 PM

I got a letter from the government
The other day
I opened and read it
It said they were suckers holding an open house at View Royal Town Hall on October 29th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM to follow up on We Need To Talk About Six Mile Road.

Apologies to Public Enemy but traffic congestion is public enemy #1, eh?

 

Interested to see what they have planned, if anything.


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