Bridge Construction Underway for E & N Rail Trail at Four Mile & Island Highway

Aug 16, 2010

Victoria, BC­ ‑ Construction work is underway for a new trail bridge and rail bridge adjacent to Island Highway and Four Mile Bridge as part of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo (E&N) Rail Trail. Work will take place between August 18 and September 2, 2010.

During this two week window, work crews must remove rails, ties, the existing bridge and the south abutment; form and pour concrete for the new abutment; re-grade rail ballast; place new bridges; and replace rails and ties. Work crews will be working extended hours during this time to complete the bridge replacement in the allotted time frame.

Single lane traffic can be expected throughout the project. While the bridge structures are removed and replaced, full road closures between Woodbine Court and Shoreline Drive will be required and detours will be in effect. The closures are scheduled at night in order to minimize impacts on traffic and transit movement.

To facilitate construction, there will be no rail service between Victoria and Langford during the August 18 – September 2 time period. Trains will continue to run the VIA Dayliner service from Langford north to Courtenay, returning to Langford at the end of the day. Via bus service will be provided between the Victoria and Langford train stations.

EXTENDED CONSTRUCTION HOURS: August 18 to September 2 adjacent to Island Highway and Four Mile bridge

BUS SERVICE FOR VIA RAIL: August 18-September 2 between Victoria and Langford train stations


  •  August 19 1am–3am – remove old rail bridge
  • August 31, 1am–6am – place new rail and trail bridges

Full closure between Woodbine Court and Shoreline Drive; detours in effect

The E&N Rail Trail is a multi-use path being built from Esquimalt Road to Jacklin Road to connect Victoria and the West Shore during Phase 1 of this green pathway initiative. The CRD appreciates the public’s understanding as we undertake this important project. More information on the project can be here.

Additional Information:
E&N Rail Trail Update


For further information, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332 | cell: 250.889.8030