Work will take place on Prospect Lake Road along Calvert Park. (Photo via the District of Saanich)

Roadside barriers, amphibian fencing to be installed along Prospect Lake Road

Crews on-site 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., traffic impacts expected through September

A number of road safety improvement projects are on the way for Prospect Lake Road, and the District of Saanich is warning drivers and cyclists to expect traffic impacts and construction crews on the roadway.

Work is underway on Prospect Lake Road to implement recommendations that came out of a road safety audit. On Aug. 5, rumble strips were installed from the 4000-block of Prospect Lake Road to the 4100-block as a traffic calming measure and new signage has been posted. Next, the district plans to begin installing roadside barriers and amphibian fencing along sections of Prospect Lake Road through August and into September.

READ ALSO: Safety audit of Saanich’s Prospect Lake Road greenlights traffic calming, speed-reduction measures

As part of a pilot project recommended by the road safety audit, roadside barriers will be installed on Prospect along Calvert Park to test the concept of narrowing the road to one lane with an advance yield. According to the district, the result will be a stretch of road that operates like a single-lane bridge.

In early August, Mayor Fred Haynes told Black Press Media he hopes the “innovative” traffic calming tactic will not only make the road safer but increase travel time on Prospect Lake Road and encourage drivers to use the highway instead.

READ ALSO: Rumble strips installed on Prospect Lake Road as part of Saanich’s safety improvement plan

The district says crews will be working near Calvert Park from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and traffic will be single-lane, alternating directions while work takes place.

Amphibian fencing will also be installed along Calvert Park due to “high volumes of amphibian [such as frogs] crossings that have been tracked” in the area.

Anyone with questions is invited to contact the Saanich Engineering department at 250-475-5575.


@devonscarlett
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

ConstructionDistrict of Saanich

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Oak Bay couple honoured for 35 years volunteering

Mayor awards distinguished Oak Leaf to Bert and Doris Dinsmore

Meet the Liberal candidate for Oak Bay-Gordon Head

Roxanne Helme about ‘governance, not politics’

Hospital foundation president praises generosity of Peninsula residents

Karen Morgan said support during COVID-19, financial and otherwise, has been touching

New Democrats on Saanich Peninsula still looking to announce candidate

While BC Liberals have nominated Stephen Roberts, New Democrats have not yet announced candidate

UPDATED: West Shore RCMP locate dangerous, ‘high-risk sex offender’ thanks to help of taxi cab driver

Scott Jones wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, ‘a risk to women and girls,’ police say

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

POLL: Do you agree with the decision to call a provincial election for Oct. 24?

British Columbians will put their social distancing skills to the test when… Continue reading

Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists

Few are actually restricting the total number of skiers they allow on the hill

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

End of CERB means uncertainty for some, new system for others

As of a week ago, the CERB had paid out $79.3 billion to 8.8 million people

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24 earlier this week

Most Read