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Project Update: Hammond Bay Road Construction

Work continues on the Hammond Bay Road at Ivy Lane Utilities project north of Friar tuck for the next two weeks. Based on feedback from the general public, the Contractor has made adjustments to the traffic control plans and is seeing much improved traffic flow heading north from Departure Bay; however, at peak times waits heading southbound can be in the range of 30-40 minutes.

Starting on Monday March 11 and continuing to Friday March 15, MJR Tree Services will be completing tree removals at Site #2, just north of Prince John Way. While the traffic will be coordinated between the two sites as much as possible, we ask again for the public’s cooperation in avoiding the site, particularly in the southbound direction. Priority will remain on providing safe passage to transit, cyclist and pedestrian traffic and significant delays are likely on those days after 9:00am.

Tree removal has been planned and schedule in accordance with the City’s Tree Management and Protection Bylaw and the Pacific Biological Station who owns the property at 3190 Hammond Bay Road. Tree replacement is scheduled to occur in October of 2019 with all trees to be replanted (minimum 2 replacement trees for each tree removed over 6cm in diameter) on the Hammond Bay corridor and adjacent Pacific Biological Station properties.

To assist with alternate routing and scheduling of day to day activities the City has provided a map of alternate routing below. Approximate driving times are as follows:

1. Stephenson Point Road to Rutherford Road, Rutherford Road to Uplands Road, Uplands Road to the intersection at Departure Bay Road – 16 minute trip. This is approximately 9 minutes longer than using Departure Bay Road with no construction.
2. Stephenson Point Road to Rutherford Road, Rutherford Road to the Old Island Highway, Old Island Highway to Brechin Road – 20 minute trip. This is approximately 14 minutes longer than using Departure Bay Road with no construction.

The City would like to express its appreciation for those who have been using these alternate routes. It makes a significant difference to those most impacted by this project – adjacent residents, transit riders, cyclists and pedestrians.

Hammond Bay Alternate Routes

Link: Hammond Bay Road at Ivy Lane Utilities Project Page

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