Project Type Active Transportation; Parks & Trails; Recreation
Project Status Design
Project Area Sooke
Estimated Start Date 15-Sep-2019
Estimated End Date 29-Feb-2020

Description

The CRD is rehabilitating the Todd Creek Trestle along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail near Sooke Potholes Regional Park. The trestle remains closed while construction activities are underway.

There will be increased activity and active construction at the trestle starting in September 2019. Please do not enter this area until the trestle is officially reopened, once construction and safety assessments are complete. We anticipate the trestle opening by February 2020.

A bypass route is available to enable travel around the project area. The Galloping Goose can be accessed via Sooke Potholes Regional Park or through a pedestrian and equestrian bypass.

  • 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 trestle is the most cost-efficient and beneficial solution.

This 4-story wooden trestle is 100 years-old. It is considered a valuable asset to the regional trails system and to the visitors' experience. Rehabilitation work will add an additional 35-50 year life span to the structure.

Images

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    Todd Creek Trestle is 100 years old - Click to view full size image
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    Todd Creek Trestle Bypass for cyclists - Click to view full size image
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    Todd Creek Trestle Pedestrian and Equestrian Bypass Trail - Click to view full size image
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    Todd Creek Trestle Pedestrian and Equestrian Bypass Trail - Click to view full size image
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    Todd Creek Trestle Pedestrian and Equestrian Bypass Trail - Click to view full size image

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Brad Drew, CRD Regional Parks
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