Esquimalt thoroughfare to receive more upgrades

Project funded by surplus from previous round of upgrading

The transformation of Craigflower Road in Esquimalt continues.

Work on the next phase of the upgrade project will be tendered out at the beginning of June, leading to the installation of a sidewalk, new bus shelters and new pavement, as well as work on the storm water system.

Craigflower Road, from Garthland Road to Arm Street, will be the focus of the project. The work will likely begin in July and take two to three months to complete, said Jeff Miller, Esquimalt director of engineering and public works.

Funding for the third round of upgrades will be covered by funds left over from previous improvements.

Last June, the township celebrated the completion of a $5-million overhaul to the busy thoroughfare, from Admirals to Garthland roads. The installation of traffic-calming features, bike lanes and new sidewalks came in under budget, resulting in a $1-million surplus.

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