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: December 2019 - July 2020

 

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.”


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.

 

 

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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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