Road Closures

Drinkwater Road (between North Road and Somenos road - not including the Somenos roundabout)

Friday July 28, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
South End
Friday July 28, 2017
Engineering Department

​Crews working on constructing 3 new speed hump improvements require full closure of this portion of Drinkwater Road.  Flaggers in place.  Local traffic and emergency services will be permitted entry/exit on either side of the Work Zone.  Please adjust your route accordingly by referring to the attached map.

Beverly Street (between York Road and the Trans Canada Highway)

Monday July 10, 2017
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
South End
Friday December 22, 2017
Engineering Department

​Further to our June 9, 2017 Notice of Road Work, more disruptive work that will require road closures and detours is expected to commence starting the week of July 10, 2017.  Periods of alternating single lane traffic along with full road closure and detour will be established along this section of Beverly Street which is required to complete the following construction:

  • Road widening, including cycle lanes on both sides
  • New curb and centre island
  • New pedestrian crossings, complete with flashing lights
  • New roundabout
  • New water feeder main
  • Asphalt overlay

Flaggers in place.  For much of the project, Beverly Street will experience traffic delays and closures.  Public access to businesses will remain open at all times during road closures.  There will be periods of alternating single lane traffic and detour routes will be established during time of complete road closure.  Please refer to the attached map for possible detour route. 

Quamichan Park Pedestrian Bridge over Somenos Creek

Monday July 3, 2017
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
South End
Friday September 1, 2017
Engineering Department

​Starting on July 3, 2017, and continuing for approximately 8 weeks (weather permitting), construction will begin to install a new pre-fabricated aluminum truss pedestrian bridge over Somenos Creek near Beverly Street and Lakes Road along with trail improvements and the replacement of approximately 120 metres of water main.  The construction area will be closed to pedestrian traffic completely on July 3, 2017 and will not re-open until the new bridge is in place.

Adelaide Street (between Northview Drive and Tidemark Way)

Monday June 12, 2017
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Engineering Department

​Crews working on watermain replacement construction along above-noted portion of Adelaide Street.  Expect traffic delays due to single lane alternating traffic during hours of work.  Flaggers in place.  Periodic short term closures of up to 15 minutes may be required.


Emergency service vehicles will be allowed access at all time.

Esplanade Street (between the Chemainus Health Care Centre and Kin Beach)

Monday June 12, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Engineering Department

​Crews working on new sidewalk construction along above-noted portion of Esplanade Street.  Expect traffic delays due to single lane alternating traffic during hours of work.  Flaggers in place.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:Why are major roadwork projects done in the spring and summer?

A:The drier weather makes the work faster and less expensive. Taxpayers get good value for their dollar and the neighbourhoods are impacted for less time than if we did the work in the winter months. Traffic volumes are generally lower in the summer months and therefore roadwork impacts fewer drivers.

Q:Why not do the work at night?

A:Working at night would have less impact on traffic, however, the noise from the equipment would be too disruptive to residents.

Q:Why does it take so long?

A:Paving can be done quite quickly, taking only a few days to cover several block. However, in order to avoid paving the street and then having to tear up the asphalt to make another infrastructure repair, the Municipality coordinates major roadwork projects so that any repairs to sewer, water or utilities are made prior to paving. Underneath the road surface are sewer, water, and gas pipes; electrical power, cable, and telephone line conduits also occupy the space under the road. The area in which crews have to work is very small and crowded with all of these utilities. This crowded work space as well as the hazards of working underground make the work difficult.

Q:What times can crews work?

A:Construction on a street is permitted between the following hours:

7:00am to 8:00pm - Monday through Friday

There are times when work is done outside these hours. In special cases, where if the work was done during regular hours, public safety could be compromised, or when it is deemed that to do the work overnight would be less disruptive than to work during regular hours, an exemption from these hours is granted by Council.