Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional District (CRD) has awarded a $30.9-million contract to Windley Contracting Ltd. to construct the Clover Forcemain. As part of the Wastewater Treatment Project, the Clover Forcemain is a pipe that will be built along Dallas Road connecting the Clover Point Pump Station and the cross-harbour undersea pipe at Ogden Point to convey wastewater to the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant for tertiary treatment.
Windley was selected by the CRD through a competitive selection process. Windley is an experienced civil construction company based on Vancouver Island and has extensive experience building large projects in British Columbia and Alberta.
Construction of the Clover Forcemain is anticipated to begin in October 2018 and will take approximately two years to complete. The pipe will be installed in segments to minimize impacts to vehicle traffic, cyclists and pedestrians, as well as parking and access to residences and businesses along Dallas Road. Lane closures will be required and traffic control measures will be implemented. The contractor will also construct a cycle path and other public amenities, including improvements to pedestrian crosswalks.
The Clover Forcemain alignment was developed in collaboration with City of Victoria staff and considered the protection of the bluffs, the location of mature trees and sensitive vegetation, and traffic impacts during construction.
The Project Team will be holding two community information open houses on September 25 and 26 at the Victoria Edelweiss Club and the Cook Street Village Activity Centre to provide residents with information about construction activities and timing. Details are available here: http://ht.ly/RQWs30lUf7H
The Wastewater Treatment Project is being funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia and the CRD.
About the Wastewater Treatment Project
The Wastewater Treatment Project will provide tertiary treatment for wastewater from the core area municipalities of Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, Oak Bay, View Royal, Langford and Colwood, and the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. The Project will be built so we comply with federal regulations by the end of 2020, and consists of the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Residuals Treatment Facility at Hartland Landfill, and the conveyance system that will carry wastewater from across the core area to the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, and residual solids to the Residuals Treatment Facility.
For more information, please visit: wastewaterproject.ca
For media inquiries, please contact:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications