Victoria, BC–- The Capital Regional District is holding a public information session on upcoming safety upgrades taking place in association with the E&N Rail Trail – Humpback Connector at Esquimalt Road. CRD staff and project consultants will be on hand to answer questions about the planned intersection safety upgrades.
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Place: Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street, Victoria
“The CRD is working hard on developing the pedestrian and cycling trail within the E&N railway corridor,” said Susan Brice, CRD Regional Parks Committee Chair. “This crossing and trail linkage at Esquimalt Road is an integral part of phase 1 development of the trail.”
Phase 1 of the trail, with 9 km of new and improved trail, is nearing completion. Until future phases of the E&N Rail Trail are complete, existing cycling lanes and sections of municipal roads in Victoria, View Royal, Colwood and Langford will connect the trail.
Phase 2 of the trail is beginning in the spring. A two-kilometre section of trail will be constructed in View Royal between Island Highway at the 4 Mile Bridge, and the Galloping Goose at the intersection of Island Highway and Burnside Road West.
“This new addition to our regional trail system will become an important non-motorized transportation and recreation link between Victoria and the western communities,” said Brice. “It will contribute to a healthy, sustainable region.”
For more information about the E&N Rail Trail project please check the CRD website and February 2014 project bulletin at www.crd.bc.ca/enrail-trail
-30- For media inquiries, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator,
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332 | Cell: 250.889.8030