The Capital Regional District is working with the Town of View Royal and other community groups on plans for a new pump station at 150 Island Highway, to replace the old Craigflower pump station. (Rendering courtesy of the Town of View Royal)

Old Craigflower pump station coming down in View Royal

Some traffic delays expected as work continues through the summer

Rick Stiebel/News Staff

You won’t know what was there before once the work is completed.

That’s how Ian Jesney, senior manager of infrastructure engineering for the Capital Regional District, described what the end result will look like once the old Craigflower pump station is removed.

Work began Tuesday on removing the pump station, which was built in 1973. “The plan is to complete the work before the start of school,” Jesney noted. The old station was decommissioned in 2015 and replaced with a new one that year. The work involves removing the above ground structure and then removing the top metre of the underground structure and then filling it in so it will look like it was never there, Jesney explained.

ALSO READ: Potential for Greater Victoria sewage project to go over budget

Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Construction noise and temporary traffic delays are anticipated, and traffic control personnel will be at the site at 2760 Shoreline Dr. to assist and ensure the safety of workers, road users and residents. There will be road and sidewalk restrictions while work is underway within the construction zone. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times. The excavations will be fenced or coned and the public is asked to refrain from removing any construction materials.

Parking is not permitted in the active work zone.

The restoration work for the $135,000 project includes replacing sod and/or asphalt where required. Interlocking bricks, flagstone on a granular base, or other similar features that are removed from public and private property during construction will be replaced.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Arrest made after hydraulic rescue pump stolen from temporary Saanich fire hall

VicPD K-9 unit called in to help locate suspect, stolen equipment

Minivan driver’s speed a factor in fatal 2018 Malahat crash

Driver was travelling at 110 km/h in a construction zone

Police watchdog reviewing Victoria police-involved crash

VicPD officer collided with another car in downtown intersection

Architect plans to revitalize Victoria ‘gateways,’ including Wellburns building

Wood-construction apartments planned for Scott, Wellburn’s buildings

Horgan says B.C. restart making gains as more people come out of their homes

B.C. announced the easing of more restrictions on businesses, recreation and travel last month

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of July 7

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Would you get a vaccine for COVID-19 when it is available?

With the number of positive COVID-19 tests skyrocketing across much of the… Continue reading

Comox Valley RCMP looking for missing woman

Ami Guthrie was last seen in Courtenay in early July

Conservationists raise concerns over state of care for grizzly cubs transferred to B.C. zoo

‘Let them be assessed now before their fate is sealed,’ urges B.C. conservationist Barb Murray

B.C.’s COVID-19 job recovery led by tourism, finance minister says

Okanagan a bright spot for in-province visitor economy

National Kitten Day aka the ‘purrfect’ day to foster a new friend

July 10 marks National Kitten Day, a special day to celebrate all things kittens

Lower Mainland YouTubers claim to be Kelowna display toilet ‘poopers’

RCMP can not speak to legitimacy of video, will be investigating

Haida matriarchs occupy ancient villages as fishing lodges reopen to visitors

‘Daughters of the rivers’ say occupation follows two fishing lodges reopening without Haida consent

Most Read