Construction of New Trail Sections for E&N Rail Trail-Humpback Connector

Jan 18, 2013

Victoria, BC – Construction of two new sections of the E&N Rail Trail-Humpback Connector, in the Township of Esquimalt and the Town of View Royal, is underway. The two sections are part of Phase 1 of the project and are located between Admirals Road and Maplebank Road and from Hallowell Road to Island Highway at the 4 Mile Bridge. Scansa Construction Ltd. has been awarded the $1.96 million dollar contract to construct these sections over the next six months.

“This construction moves us two steps closer to the vision for this new regional trail,” said Larisa Hutcheson, Acting General Manager of Capital Regional District (CRD) Parks and Community Services. “Once Phase 1 is complete, it will provide an important commuter and recreational link between the City of Victoria and the Westshore communities. Over the longer term, as other phases are completed, the full trail will take shape.”

The work will cause minimal disruptions to the public and road traffic. We ask for the public’s patience and cooperation as we work to construct this new regional trail.

The E&N Rail Trail-Humpback Connector is being built largely within the rail corridor in Victoria, Esquimalt, View Royal and Langford. The trail is being built in phases and Phase 1 is underway. Phase 1 will provide a 14.3 km contiguous route from Esquimalt Road in Victoria to Jacklin Road in Langford using the trail, on-road cycling lanes and sidewalks. Eventually the trail route will be largely off-road, stretching over 17 kms from the Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria to Humpback Road in Langford. It will form a key part of the trail network managed by the CRD, which also includes the popular Galloping Goose and Lochside regional trails.

For more information visit the CRD website.

Additional Information
E&N Rail Trail Construction Map
E&N Rail Trail Bulletin

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