Roadwork Projects

Bike Lane Extension along Reef Road, Shoal Way and Lighthouse Ave

 

 

The District of Sechelt has received a grant provided by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for construction of bike lanes along Reef Road, Shoal Way and Lighthouse Avenue.

Part of this project includes tree clearing within the District right of way and pavement widening. Tree clearing began December 12, 2019 and is now complete. The design for this project is ongoing, with construction expected in early 2020.

We thank residents for their cooperation during this time and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the engineering department at engineering@sechelt.ca or 604-885-1986.

 

Trail Avenue Reconstruction: 2019 - 2020

The Construction plan can be found here.

The Trail Avenue realignment construction and storm sewer work is set to begin the week of December 9th and will be completed in August of 2020. The work will begin between Ebbtide Street and Neptune Street, and in January crews will move north to begin working between Ebbtide Street and Surf Circle. Later in the spring crews will move south to Cowrie Street.

 

 

During construction, drivers and pedestrians are asked to exercise caution and obey the directions of the flaggers. There may be road closures from time to time during construction but every effort will be made to minimize any inconvenience to the traveling public.

 

The improvements to Trail Avenue include new storm sewer lines, a multiuse pathway on both sides of Trail Ave to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists, street lighting, pedestrian controlled crossings, and decorative crosswalks at the Cowrie Street and Dolphin Avenue intersections. This $6.058 million project is funded through Development Cost Charges (DCC) and District reserve funds with $58,000 from reserve funds with the remainder funded with DCCs. The bike lanes and pedestrian crossing were features the community spoke in favour of during the two open houses hosted on this project. The District will provide regular updates on the project to social media and the District of Sechelt website. Mayor Darnelda Siegers commented: “Council is very pleased that this project is going forward. Trail Avenue is a key corridor in building active transportation infrastructure. Our community is an extremely active community and often tells us we need more bike lanes.”


Monday October 5th: 

ROAD CLOSURE

Monday October 5 - 7:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

Trail Avenue between Surf Circle (southern entrance) and Surf Circle (northern entrance) will be closed to all traffic for paving. West Porpoise Bay traffic can access East Porpoise Bay via Anchor Road, while West Sechelt traffic can access East Porpoise Bay via Wharf Avenue.

Detour signs will be posted. Thank you for your patience and following the directions of flaggers during construction.


Thursday, September 10th, until Friday, September 18th: 

Please be aware that the District’s contractor will be installing a new sanitary sewer main along Trail Ave,. These works may result in alternating traffic or road closures during this time period. Clear detour signs will be posted, and every effort will be made to keep the inconvenience to a minimum. Thank you for your patience and following the directions of flaggers during construction.

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August 27th until August 28th:      

The District’s contractor is completing the concrete sidewalks along Ebbtide, as well as the coloured concrete infill between the bicycle lane and the curb

August 31st until September 4th:         

Ebbtide Street paving is planned for this week. 

Our contractor is installing a force main from Dolphin Street to Neptune Street for future sewer flows.

Due to the works along Ebbtide Street and Dolphin Street, partial road closures and one way alternating traffic is expected. Please follow the direction of the Traffic Control, and plan your trip accordingly

August 7, 2020


Monday August 10 to Friday August 14 - The western side of Ebbtide Street at the Trail Avenue intersection will be closed to all traffic to allow our contractor to install a new sanitary sewer force main for the Water Resource Centre and the completion of road works on Ebbtide Street. West Porpoise Bay traffic can access East Porpoise Bay via Anchor Road, while West Sechelt traffic can access East Porpoise Bay via Wharf Avenue.

Local Ebbtide Street traffic will have access via Hightide Ave and Wharf Avenue.

Clear detour signs will be posted, and every effort will be made to keep the inconvenience to a minimum. Thank you for your patience and following the directions of flaggers during construction.

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July 13, 2020

The following will be completed between July 13th and July 24th:

 

  • Concrete curb will be completed at the north/west corner of Trail Ave and Cowrie Street.
  • The retaining walls, located on Trail Ave between Mermaid Street and Starfish Lane will be installed
  • The remaining sidewalk between Cowrie Street and Dolphin Street will be installed
  • The works will be relocated north along Trail to allow consturciton to continue.

 

 

July 2, 2020

The following will be completed between July 2nd and July 9th :

  • Concrete Curbs works, including sidewalks, curb and concrete infill will be completed along the east side, between Mermaid and Dolphin.
  • Frontage of the Sechelt Fire Hall, the curbing has been installed, and the sidewalk will be poured
  • West side of Trail Ave, north of Mermaid Street, including concrete curbs, sidewalk, and infill.
  • Retaining walls will be installed on both sides of Trail Ave, between Mermaid St and Starfish Lane.
  • Construction at the north west corner of Cowrie and Trail is expected to commence July 6th

A temporary fire lane access will be maintained through the vacant property until the concrete works are harden enough for fire trucks in front of the fire hall. Please make sure not to park in front of the temporary fire lane.

Please follow the directions of the Traffic Control persons, and any detours.

 

This timeline is weather dependent but we will provide updates if schedules change. 

June 19, 2020

Trail Ave construction update for June 22 – July 3

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During this time there may be detours for short periods of time. Please watch for and obey flaggers and detour signs.

The following will be completed between June 22nd and July 3rd:

  • Concrete Curbs works, including sidewalks, curb and concrete infill between Mermaid and Dolphin.
  • Frontage of the Sechelt Fire Hall, including the installation of Hydro Conduits for undergrounding.
  • West side of Trail Ave, north of Cowrie Street, including concrete curbs, sidewalk, and infill.
  • Retaining walls will be installed on both sides of Trail Ave, between Mermaid St and Starfish Lane.

A temporary fire lane access will be maintained through the vacant property while the improvements are being completed in front of the fire hall. Please make sure not to park in front of the temporary fire lane.

Please follow the directions of the Traffic Control persons, and any detours.

 

This timeline is weather dependent but we will provide updates if schedules change.

June 9, 2020

Planned Works Plan - June 9th

Trail Ave Construction update:

• June 8th to June 17th (RED): Construction will continue along the east side of Trail Ave, from Cowrie Street to Mermaid Street. The work includes the completion of the Mermaid St curb asphalt, and works to the driveways.

• June 10th to June 19th (YELLOW): Construction will begin to the south east curb at the intersection of Cowrie Street and Trail Ave and the installation of the asphalt at the southern half of intersection.

• June 17th to June 26th (BLUE) Once the works is completed south of Mermaid, the curb work at the Dolphin Street and Trail Ave intersection will be completed.

• June 22nd to July 3rd (PURPLE) the upgrades will be completed to the western half of Trail Ave, from Dolphin Street to near Cowrie Street.

 

 

This schedule is weather dependent, and final paving may be delayed based. Updates will be provided on the website and Facebook.

 

There my be impacts to traffic including detours and lane closures. Clear traffic signs will be posted, and the Traffic Control Persons will be on site. Access to the mall and retail shops on Trail Ave will be maintained. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained to all businesses, and a temporary crosswalk setup to ensure minimal impact to pedestrians.

May 29, 2020

 

the proposed work schedule for the week of June 1 - 5 can be found here.

 

April 23, 2020

 

Construction of Curb and gutter, sidewalk, and asphalt base course from Surf Circle North to Ebbtide has been completed.

The contractor is working on the concrete infill and the bike lane paving this week and next week for the same section.

The following week, starting May 4th, the works will be relocated to Cowrie Street for the test pits for archaeological studies, and then the works will proceed north from Cowrie Street over the month of May.

 

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April 6, 2020

 

Between Monday April 6,2020 and Thursday 9,2020, the following sections of Ebbtide Street will be closed:

1. Complete closure of Ebbtide Street between Trail Avenue and Sechelt Marsh entrance between Monday and Thursday.

Detour plans will be implemented via Wharf Avenue and Anchor Road for the residents accessing areas north of Anchor Road and West Porpoise Bay.

All detour signs will be posted. In addition, traffic personnel will be on site between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

During the daytime construction hours between Monday, April 6,2020 and Thursday 9,2020, the following sections of Trail Avenue will be closed:

2. Trail Avenue between Neptune Road and Surf Circle (north) between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Detour plans will be implemented via Neptune Road and Surf Circle (north) for the residents accessing areas north of Surf Circle (north) and West Porpoise Bay.

Please also note that all road sections are completely open for traffic during the long weekend including Good Friday and Easter Monday.

 

February 6, 2020

 

 

February 10th – 14th
Our contractor will be installing storm infrastructure at the intersection of Trail Ave and Neptune Road. As such, Trail Ave will be detoured up Pebbles Crescent, and Down Ebbtide St. Detour signs will be clearly laid out
Every effort will be made to keep the inconvenience to a minimum.
Thank you for your patience and following the directions of flaggers during construction.

 

January 31, 2020

 

February 3rd - 7th

Our contractor will be installing storm infrastructure at the intersection of upper Surf Circle and Trail Ave. As such, Trail Ave will be detoured down Ebbtide, and up Anchor Road. Detour signs will be clearly laid out.

Every effort will be made to keep the inconvenience to a minimum.

Thank you for your patience and following the directions of flaggers during construction.

 

January 29, 2020

 

From January 30th – February 5th


Our contractor will be installing storm infrastructure at the northern intersection of Surf Circle and Trail Ave. As such, Trail Ave will be detoured down Ebbtide, and up Anchor Road. Detour signs will be clearly laid out

Every effort will be made to keep the inconvenience to a minimum.

 

Thank you for your patience and following the directions of flaggers during construction.

 

January 24, 2020

 

Single lane traffic on Trail Ave between Ebbtide and Surf from today until Feb 7th. Occasionally, it will be fully closed and there will be a detour with signage.

Every effort will be made to keep the inconvenience to a minimum.

 

Thank you for your patience and following the directions of flaggers during construction.

 

January 22, 2020:

 

 

 

 

Expect detours on Trail Ave, due to road closures along Trail Ave between Ebbtide and Surf Circle, from Thursday January 23 and January 24. This is to allow our contractor to install the storm main.

Clear detour signs will be posted, and every effort will be made to keep the inconvenience to a minimum.
Thank you for your patience and following the directions of flaggers during construction.
 

January 21, 2020:

 

Expect detours on Neptune, Ebbtide and the lower half of Surf Circle, from January 22nd, until January 29th

The new storm sewer, part of the Trail Ave improvements, will cross these roads at the Trail Ave intersection, so the impacted intersection will be closed for the installation.

Our contractor will take every effort to minimize the duration of these works, and ensure proper traffic control to direct traffic.

Thank you for your patience and following the directions of flaggers during construction.

 

January 20, 2020:

 

Expect detours on Ebbtide between Trail and Wharf:

Tuesday, January 21
Wednesday January 22

The new storm sewer, part of the Trail Ave improvements, will cross Ebbtide at the Trail Ave intersection so the intersection will be closed for the installation.
Vehicle access should be restored by the end of Wednesday.


Thank you for your patience and following the directions of flaggers during construction.

 

December 17th, 2019:

 

Layout has begun, but no heavy construction or road closures are expected until the new year.

 

 

TRAIL AVE

Click here to view the attached boards, presented in the March 50% design open house for more information, or contact your Engineering department with questions or concerns


Baillie Road Bollards

 

The bollards on Bailey Road have been removed and the impacted area was paved. The Metro Count Traffic Analyzer was installed on Baillie Road between Oracle Road and Apollo Road in order to monitor the traffic changes in the subject area. The District received feedback from the public regarding this matter, and on December 18, 2019 the following resolution was passed at the Regular Council Meeting:

“That staff be directed not to reinstall the bollards on Baillie Road and that access remain in its current condition.”

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