Starting on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 through to Friday July 10, 2015 there will be a full road closure on Tillicum Road between the Trans-Canada Highway and Carey Road. Access will be limited to local residents only. Saanich will implement bicycle detours and maintain pedestrian access to the route to keep active transportation options open for the community.

The road closure will facilitate the timely and safe completion of underground sanitary sewer and storm water systems in conjunction with the installation of new sidewalks, bike lanes, landscaping and parking areas.

This section of Tillicum Road is within the Carey Local Area Plan – a plan that will help guide the future of this neighbourhood. Based on this plan, the overall “community vision” is one that utilizes social and environmental criteria for major roads in the neighbourhood. This includes providing safe access to pedestrian and cycling facilities. At the same time, underground utilities will be upgraded.

The new design of Tillicum Road will meet the needs of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians of all ages, as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving storm water quality.

“To prevent delays and unnecessary traffic congestion, we ask that drivers plan alternates routes and avoid this section of Tillicum Road for this phase of the project,” said Harley Machielse, Director of Engineering.

Project information, construction updates and information about alternative routes will be posted at: http://www.saanich.ca/services/engineering/projects/completestreets/tillicum-road.html

The District of Saanich recognizes the impact that this project will have on the neighbourhood and we appreciate your understanding as we undertake this important infrastructure project.