Notice of Galloping Goose Trail Closure in Sooke

Oct 16, 2008

Victoria, BC- The Galloping Goose Regional Trail, from kilometre 49 (known locally as the lodge site) to the kilometre 55 terminus at Kapoor Regional Park Reserve, is now closed to public access until March 2009 due to construction of the Sooke water supply pipeline.

Once complete, the three phase Sooke Water Supply Pipeline Project will increase the capacity and security of the water supply to the District of Sooke. The new pipe will run from the Sooke Reservoir south along the Galloping Goose Regional trail, through Sooke Potholes Regional Park, onto Sooke River Road and to a termination point 1km south of Charters Creek. The project, which will cost approximately $20 million, will replace the aging Sooke flowline, built in the early 1900s, and will add 14km of water supply pipe and a new water disinfection plant.

The CRD apologizes for the inconvenience; every effort is being made to minimize disruption to the public and the trail during construction. This is the final phase of construction for the new pipeline.

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For further information please contact:
Sheila Taylor, Manager, Community Relations
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3308