Motorists using Langford Parkway this month should anticipate delays in the area for the remainder of the month.
From Sunday, March 3rd to Friday, March 31st, commuters who use Langford Parkway may see delays to their daily drive as BC Hydro is hard at work relocating a power pole that has been obstructing the city’s plans to expand Starlight Stadium.
From Langford Lake Road to Jacklin Road on the city’s arterial Langford Parkway, the road will be reduced to single-lane alternating traffic, 24-hours a day with the road being closed down intermittently through the month.
The City of Langford says businesses will remain open, customers will just have to abide by construction signage for access.
“Traffic control will be on-site directing traffic,” said a City of Langford spokesperson. “Please prepare and adjust schedules as delays may be expected, motorists please be aware.”
This delay is taking place to allow BC Hydro to move a power pole that is located within Starlight Stadium’s ‘footprint’ beside where the western stands are located.
A replacement tower will be erected across the Parkway, beside the railway tracks near a parking lot just off Leigh Place.
A second pole, which is located near the roundabout south of Leigh Road, will also need to be replaced to make this project possible.
“There are no planned power outages for any stage of the work,” said a City of Langford Spokesperson.
Currently, Starlight Stadium has a capacity of 6,000 and once this BC Hydro pole has been moved, the City of Langford can begin construction to expand the stands to hold 10,000 spectators.
The project was set in motion by former mayor Stew Young and costs an estimated total of $8.5 million.