Construction

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
A three-vehicle crash on Highway 17 near McKenzie Avenue in Saanich. Some sections of local roads now have a specialized aggregate and resin treatment to help limit crashes. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Four sections of Saanich roads now have anti-skid treatments

Specialized aggregate and resin treatment reduces skidding and helps vehicles stop

A three-vehicle crash on Highway 17 near McKenzie Avenue in Saanich. Some sections of local roads now have a specialized aggregate and resin treatment to help limit crashes. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The McKenzie Interchange project is an area of concern for residents who live nearby, so they’ve recruited the help of MLA Rob Fleming and Saanich mayor, Fred Haynes. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich mayor and local MLA support ‘neighbourhood champions’ in McKenzie Interchange concerns

Construction closure leaves area residents using intersection in need of safety upgrades

The McKenzie Interchange project is an area of concern for residents who live nearby, so they’ve recruited the help of MLA Rob Fleming and Saanich mayor, Fred Haynes. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Residents concerned about safety near McKenzie Interchange call on MLA

Residents concerned about safety near McKenzie Interchange call on MLA

The neighbours met with MLA Rob Fleming for support in their quest for a safer intersection

Residents concerned about safety near McKenzie Interchange call on MLA
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure hired SNC-Lavalin to conduct a safety report to address the concerns of the Portage Inlet residents. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Ministry responds to safety concerns for Admirals Road

SNC Lavalin Report identified safety upgrades for Admirals/Esson intersection

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure hired SNC-Lavalin to conduct a safety report to address the concerns of the Portage Inlet residents. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A large crane hangs over a dig site for the McKenzie interchange project. The project is not $11 million over budget, bringing it’s costs from $85 million to $96 million. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

$11 million overdraw for McKenzie Interchange construction

The project has been delayed multiple times and is now estimating a budget of $96 million

A large crane hangs over a dig site for the McKenzie interchange project. The project is not $11 million over budget, bringing it’s costs from $85 million to $96 million. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The Point Ellice Bridge on Bay Street is slated for a face-lift beginning May 13 (Black Press File Photo)

Construction on Victoria’s Bay Street Bridge set to begin

Five months of construction to start on May 13

The Point Ellice Bridge on Bay Street is slated for a face-lift beginning May 13 (Black Press File Photo)
A new campaign put forward by the BC Construction Association (BCCA) and its Builders Code partners work to decrease worksite harassment by saying “don’t be a tool.” (Screenshot)

B.C. anti-harassment campaign says ‘Don’t be a tool’

In honour of BC Construction Month, a new campaign addresses worksite harassment

A new campaign put forward by the BC Construction Association (BCCA) and its Builders Code partners work to decrease worksite harassment by saying “don’t be a tool.” (Screenshot)
Jessi Dhanju, Vancouver Island Builders Code Advisor (left) and John Connors, foreman with Van Isle Bricklok Surfacing & Landscape, shake hands after the creation of the Builders Code Advisor role came together from the work of local and provincial partners (File contributed/ BC Construction Association)

New role created to mediate on-site harassment for construction employers

Across the province Builders Code Advisors will work to retain more employees

Jessi Dhanju, Vancouver Island Builders Code Advisor (left) and John Connors, foreman with Van Isle Bricklok Surfacing & Landscape, shake hands after the creation of the Builders Code Advisor role came together from the work of local and provincial partners (File contributed/ BC Construction Association)
Ken Milbrath from Pemberton Trail (left) Mike Miller, Founder & CEO, Abstract Developments, Rus Collins, Zebra Group, Will Krzymowski, Cascadia Architects and Kyle Ryan, COO, Abstract Developments put shovels to the ground Tuesday morning as the construction of the Bellewood development begins. (Submitted/Abstract)

Construction begins at former Truth Centre site

The Bellewood Park residential development on Fort Street is now underway

Ken Milbrath from Pemberton Trail (left) Mike Miller, Founder & CEO, Abstract Developments, Rus Collins, Zebra Group, Will Krzymowski, Cascadia Architects and Kyle Ryan, COO, Abstract Developments put shovels to the ground Tuesday morning as the construction of the Bellewood development begins. (Submitted/Abstract)
A van fell through tiles near a water feature at the construction site at 550 Michigan Ave. on Tuesday (Reddit/Barfsword)

PHOTOS: Crane needed to lift van stuck by outdoor fountain in Victoria

A work van got stuck after driving onto a property behind the B.C. Legislature

A van fell through tiles near a water feature at the construction site at 550 Michigan Ave. on Tuesday (Reddit/Barfsword)
CBC radio show host and branding expert Terry O’Reilly made a presentation on the importance of brands to delegates at the Vancouver Island Construction Conference on Friday.  Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Competition is tough: Brand specialist offers advice at Victoria construction conference

Terry O’Reilly says the biggest trick is to zig when others zag

CBC radio show host and branding expert Terry O’Reilly made a presentation on the importance of brands to delegates at the Vancouver Island Construction Conference on Friday.  Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS