Construction

The completion date of summer 2020 for the McKenzie Interchange project hasn’t changed due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

McKenzie Interchange project on track to finish this summer

Transit stops, landscaping, lighting yet to be completed

The completion date of summer 2020 for the McKenzie Interchange project hasn’t changed due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ocean Boulevard will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists until May 15, when paving and road work is completed. The beach will remain open to visitors. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood repairs potholes, other road issues on Ocean Boulevard

Road closed to pedestrians and cyclists until May 15

Ocean Boulevard will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists until May 15, when paving and road work is completed. The beach will remain open to visitors. (Black Press Media file photo)
Drivers using Trans Canada Highway through Langford can expect delays up to 30 minutes from 6:30 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday due to ongoing road work. (Google Maps)

30-minute delays expected along TCH in Langford Wednesday overnight

Road work begins at 6:30 p.m. and continues until Thursday morning

Drivers using Trans Canada Highway through Langford can expect delays up to 30 minutes from 6:30 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday due to ongoing road work. (Google Maps)
The Trans-Canada Highway near the McKenzie Interchange and Leigh Road will be resurfaced with work happening overnight to help reduce the impact on drivers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Resurfacing begins this spring on three Island highways

Trans-Canada Highway, Highway 14 and Highway 19 to be resurfaced to improve driving conditions

The Trans-Canada Highway near the McKenzie Interchange and Leigh Road will be resurfaced with work happening overnight to help reduce the impact on drivers. (Black Press Media file photo)
April is Construction Month in BC

April is Construction Month in BC

And it’s more important than ever to recognize the hard work of this essential workforce

  • Apr 6, 2020
April is Construction Month in BC
Construction of the new Cameo development, the old and new home Sidney’s Star Cinema, continues against the backdrop of new figures showing a decline in the value of building permits across Greater Victoria. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Value of building permits down across Greater Victoria

Stats Canada shows a drop of 13 per cent

Construction of the new Cameo development, the old and new home Sidney’s Star Cinema, continues against the backdrop of new figures showing a decline in the value of building permits across Greater Victoria. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
At home with Dan Sartori

At home with Dan Sartori

Custom home builder talks career, Nanoose Bay and the Vancouver Island Symphony

  • Mar 11, 2020
At home with Dan Sartori
On March 9, Saanich council awarded an $8M tender for Phase 1 of the Shelbourne Street Improvements Project which stemmed from several years of consultation with residents. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Saanich awards $8M to start Shelbourne Street improvements

Work on Phase 1 to begin mid-2020, expected to take 18 months to complete

On March 9, Saanich council awarded an $8M tender for Phase 1 of the Shelbourne Street Improvements Project which stemmed from several years of consultation with residents. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)
Time to celebrate the BEST of the Island’s residential building projects!

Time to celebrate the BEST of the Island’s residential building projects!

Entries are open for Vancouver Island’s Building Excellence Awards

  • Feb 17, 2020
Time to celebrate the BEST of the Island’s residential building projects!
FILE – Contract employees build soil conveyor for Site C dam in northeast B.C., spring 2019. (B.C. Hydro)

B.C. government policies ‘threaten’ construction industry, contractor survey suggests

ICBA survey found 53 per cent of contractors think government is on wrong track

FILE – Contract employees build soil conveyor for Site C dam in northeast B.C., spring 2019. (B.C. Hydro)
Eastbound traffic will be closed on the Point Ellice Bridge (the Bay Street Bridge) starting Dec. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)(Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Nighttime closures begin on Bay Street Bridge Dec. 9

The final phase of construction will see the removal of scaffolding from the site

Eastbound traffic will be closed on the Point Ellice Bridge (the Bay Street Bridge) starting Dec. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)(Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Traffic will be affected from Dec. 5 to 6 at Foul Bay and Lansdowne Roads due to water main construction. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Traffic will be affected from Dec. 5 to 6 at Foul Bay and Lansdowne Roads due to water main construction. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Sidewalk construction will affect traffic flow in Saanich on Sunday. (Black Press File Photo)

Sidewalk construction will affect traffic in Saanich

Road works at Quadra Street and Falmouth Road

  • Nov 24, 2019
Sidewalk construction will affect traffic flow in Saanich on Sunday. (Black Press File Photo)
Construction to install a wastewater conveyance pipe under Admirals Bridge begins Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (CRD)

Work begins on Admirals Bridge to install wastewater pipe, possible traffic changes

Construction will take approximately six to eight weeks to complete

  • Nov 19, 2019
Construction to install a wastewater conveyance pipe under Admirals Bridge begins Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (CRD)
Sakura Development and 66 Developments Ltd. are putting forward plans for a 15-storey mixed-use complex at 1150 Cook St., the former site of Pluto’s Diner. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Fifteen-storey condominium project proposed to replace Pluto’s Diner

The downtown property at 1150 Cook St. could see 105 units and ground-floor commercial space

Sakura Development and 66 Developments Ltd. are putting forward plans for a 15-storey mixed-use complex at 1150 Cook St., the former site of Pluto’s Diner. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Traffic delays expected at Foul Bay and Lansdowne Roads due to water main installation
Traffic delays expected at Foul Bay and Lansdowne Roads due to water main installation
The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange will be closed for maintenance from until the end of November. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Portions of Galloping Goose Trail remain closed until end of November

Pedestrians and cyclists can take detours around the area near the McKenzie Interchange

The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange will be closed for maintenance from until the end of November. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Building inspiration comes from literary heroes

Building inspiration comes from literary heroes

Erik Larsen’s personal mandate directs his construction business

  • Oct 16, 2019
Building inspiration comes from literary heroes
Starting Friday night, southbound traffic on Highway 1 at Mckenzie will have reduced lanes expected to last into early Saturday morning. (Transportation BC/Twitter)

McKenzie Interchange work means Friday night lane closures

The southbound closures are expected to last from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Starting Friday night, southbound traffic on Highway 1 at Mckenzie will have reduced lanes expected to last into early Saturday morning. (Transportation BC/Twitter)
Construction, cars, farming and blacksmithing: Dan Schuetze is a driving force

Construction, cars, farming and blacksmithing: Dan Schuetze is a driving force

Villamar boss combines a strong work ethic with an inner calm to get things done

  • Sep 3, 2019
Construction, cars, farming and blacksmithing: Dan Schuetze is a driving force