Commuters using the Galloping Goose Trail from now until the end of April are asked to plan ahead and expect delays near Cecelia Ravine Park as a result of a Capital Regional District (CRD) sewer line restoration project.
Starting Feb. 25, a section of the Galloping Goose Trail between Gorge Road East and Burnside Road East will be reduced to a single lane as work begins the renew the Northwest Trunk sewer line which runs along the trail through the park.
According to the CRD, the Northwest Trunk sewers – which carry wastewater to the new treatment plat at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt – are made of concrete and are nearly 50 years old. An inspection was undertaken two years ago and determined that the pipes were badly corroded. The upcoming work will include the installation of a fiberglass liner to prevent further damage.
Parts of Cecelia Ravine Park – including a section of the parking lot and an area near the playground – will also be impacted by the project. Both areas will be fenced off so crews can access the sewer line, according to a release from the City of Victoria.
However, park-users “will continue to have access to the playground at all times,” the release states. “For your safety, please stay clear of the work area and follow any requests from the on-site supervisor.”
Weather permitting, work is expected to be completed by April 30.
Temporary trail delays on Galloping Goose due to construction – From February 25 to April 30 sections of the Galloping Goose Trail will be reduced to single-lane between Gorge Rd E and Burnside Rd E for trunk sewer lining https://t.co/hnlQaKkauP #crdalert
— CRD (@crd_bc) February 23, 2021
For more information on the project, visit crd.bc.ca.
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