Significant intersection upgrades, including storm drain repairs, sidewalks improvements and paving of the intersection at Blanshard Street at Hillside Avenue have started this week and are scheduled to last seven weeks.
As this is one of Victoria’s busiest intersections, the city is scheduling the work to minimize impacts during the morning and afternoon commute hours, however, some delays are expected due to necessary lane closures.
Street closures and detours will be in effect on the day of final paving, which will be scheduled for a Sunday in September. The city will send out an additional notification of final paving one week prior to the paving date that will require the intersection to be closed for up to 24 hours.
The improvements for this project include a new asphalt surface, improved signals, safer pedestrian mobility and repair of sewer and storm drains.
People who ride bikes and walk will be accommodated during construction and are advised to use caution while travelling past the construction zone.