Construction on Sooke River Road & Galloping Goose Trail

Apr 14, 2008

Victoria, BC – Please be advised of alternating one-way traffic on Sooke River Road and a full closure of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail north of Todd Creek until the end of June due to construction of the Sooke water supply pipeline.

Every effort is being made to minimize disruption to the public during the construction in public areas. The Capital Regional District has taken steps to ensure that pipe installation contractors working along the road and trail will create a minimum of disturbance and will leave both in better condition after construction is completed.

The Sooke Water Supply Pipeline Project will increase the capacity and security of the water supply to the District of Sooke. The total project cost is approximately $20 million, and is comprised of 14km of water supply pipe and a new water disinfection plant. The new pipe will run from the Sooke Reservoir down along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, through Sooke Potholes Regional Park, and onto Sooke River Road to a termination point 1km south of Charters Creek. This project replaces the historic Sooke flowline which was built in the early 1900's and currently provides Sooke with its water supply. The project is being undertaken in three phases and will be complete by April 2009.

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For more information:
Tim Tanton
Senior Manager, Engineering & Planning
CRD Water Services
250.474.9611