VICTORIA – The City of Victoria is upgrading six transportation corridors and wants public input to inform the design of the projects.
The projects, planned for 2024-2025 are Bay Street (Tyee Road to Rock Bay Avenue), Caledonia Avenue (Government Street to Chambers Street), Cook Street (Tolmie Avenue to Haultain Street), Pine Street (Craigflower Road to Dominion Road, plus a section on Hereward Road), Selkirk Avenue (Arm Street to Styles Street) and Tolmie Avenue (Douglas Street to Jackson Street).
“We want to hear from the public about their experiences on these streets and how we can make safety and comfort improvements. Whether you walk, roll, bike, take the bus or drive, your input can help shape designs,” Victoria Mayor Marianne Alto said in a press release.
Each corridor has aging infrastructure such as underground pipes, road paving and traffic signals that must be replaced, and the City of Victoria plans to combine that work with road safety and accessibility upgrades.
“By co-ordinating road safety upgrades with essential maintenance work, we can minimize overall construction impacts for residents and commuters. This approach also reduces total costs and provides the best value for our investments as we continue to make it safer for everyone to get around,” City of Victoria acting director of engineering and public works William Doyle added.
Details about in-person events, project information and resources are available on the 2024-25 Street Upgrades project page here. Input can be provided online until Oct. 10, through surveys, a Q&A forum and an interactive map tool on the city’s online engagement platform. Four drop-in events are also being hosted in September.