Geotechnical Work Scheduled for Commerce Circle

May 29, 2017

Victoria, BC –- Geotechnical site investigation work will take place this week at 4219 Commerce Circle in Saanich. The work will consist of a mobile drilling rig arriving to collect a number of core samples on May 31, 2017.

Traffic control personnel will be on site to assist traffic during the arrival and departure of the drill rig and personnel. Local residents may experience construction noise and temporary traffic delays during regular working hours.

The geotechnical site investigation will define the soil conditions and depths to bedrock needed for future design work of a new South Island Communications Centre facility. The new post-disaster facility will become the first point of contact for 9-1-1 callers on South Vancouver Island and will also house police call-taking and dispatch for the Victoria, Saanich, Central Saanich and Oak Bay police departments as well as all local RCMP detachments.

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