(City of Victoria)

Looks like construction on the Johnson Street Bridge isn’t quite finished yet… But don’t worry, this round of work will only affect pedestrian traffic (knock on wood).

Victoria city council has approved a 30-metre wheelchair-accessible underpass beneath the bridge. If everything goes to plan, the walkway will connect sections of the planned David Foster Harbour Pathway and give pedestrians a new, up-close view of the Victoria Harbour.

“Future Tourist Attraction”

According to the City of Victoria’s manager of sustainable transportation planning and development, Sarah Webb, the walkway has potential to be a future tourist attraction.

The David Foster Harbour Pathway, which will be completed over approximately 20 years, will eventually span 5.8 kilometres, from Ogden Point to Rock Bay.

The underpass is expected to be completed in June at an estimated cost of $544,000.

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