Saanich’s Transportation and Development Division writes:
The Corporation of the District of Saanich (“the District”) would like to inform you that, as part of the approved 2015 Capital Works program, a sidewalk project will be undertaken on the south side of Cadboro Bay Road by the Cadboro Bay Village, as well as on Penrhyn Street. The project is currently in the design phase with construction expected to commence in late 2015 / early 2016.
The works will improve pedestrian accessibility within the village area and towards Gyro Park. The works will also improve cycling accessibility as this portion of Cadboro Bay Road is identified as a Local Connector / Touring Route on the District’s Bikeway Network.
Currently, the proposed works are as follows:
1. Construct a 2m wide concrete sidewalk on the south side of Cadboro Bay Road, between Sinclair Road and Penrhyn Street (approximately 75m long);
2. Construct a 2m wide asphalt sidewalk on the south side of Cadboro Bay Road, connecting to the existing sidewalk in front of the Starbucks Coffee and extending eastwards to #3861 Cadboro Bay Road (approximately 70m long);
3. Relocate the existing eastbound bus stop (within the village area) further east past the Penrhyn Street intersection and install a bus shelter;
4. Install a concrete sidewalk drop at the Maynard Street crosswalk (west side);
5. Install a 1.8m wide separated sidewalk on the south side ofPenrhyn Street, connecting the existing sidewalk to the Gyro Park access (approximately 80m long).
The sidewalk design varies based on topography and space available. A conceptual design drawing identifying the above noted improvements is attached. During our site visit, we noticed that there is a commemoration plaque installed on one of the wooden trellises in the garden area (by the existing eastbound bus stop). While we have adjusted our sidewalk design so that the trellises can remain in their existing locations, there are sections of this garden area that would still be impacted. The majority of this garden area exists on Saanich property, and such landscaping is typically removed if it is directly affected by our capital improvement projects. However, we would like to open up a discussion with you at the early stage of this project to identify possible mitigation and/or replacement strategies.
We look forward to hearing from you regarding this sidewalk improvement project. If you could please take a look at the attached drawing and contact us within the next few weeks it would be greatly appreciated.
I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 250-475-5494 ext.
Ivan Leung, P.Eng