Victoria, BC- The Capital Regional District (CRD) is planning a comprehensive restoration of the Todd Creek Trestle along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. The trestle, located near Sooke Potholes Regional Park, will be closed until the end of 2018.
This $1.2 million capital project will replace timbers within the 4-story wooden trestle, including foundation and support posts, stringers, braces, deck planks and guard rails.
The Galloping Goose near the Todd Creek Trestle can still be accessed via Sooke Potholes Regional Park or through a pedestrian and equestrian bypass while work is underway.
- When travelling towards the Sooke Potholes and Kapoor Regional Parks from Victoria, the Galloping Goose can be accessed north of the trestle via Sooke Potholes parking lot 2.
- When travelling south from Sooke Potholes Regional Park, the Galloping Goose can be accessed south of the trestle from the Galloping Goose parking lot on Sooke River Road.
- A pedestrian and equestrian bypass (0.9 km) for the trestle is also available close to the Todd Creek Trestle. Users are advised that the bypass has steep slopes and uneven surfaces in sections. Sections of the bypass trail will be closed for short periods intermittently during construction.
CRD staff assessed repair options with engineers and determined restoring the 100 year-old trestle is the most cost-efficient and beneficial solution. The trestle is recognized as an attraction along the trail and maintaining the current 2% grade makes the trail accessible for all ages and abilities. Rehabilitation work will extend the lifespan of the structure by an estimated 35-50 years. At the end of the project, the trestle will appear much the same as it is now.
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The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.
For further information, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332 | Cell: 250-889.8030