West Shore Parkway Road Completion Project

January 24, 2017

Source: City of Langford

In July 2015 the City of Langford received funding through the New Building Canada Fund - Small Communities Fund to complete 3.5km of the West Shore Parkway connecting it from its current intersection with the Trans Canada Highway south to Sooke Road at Awsworth Road. The project is estimated to cost $22.5M and is funded one third each by the Federal and Provincial governments and then one third by the City of Langford through the City’s Road Development Cost Charge (DCC) program. The entire project, including areas within the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure jurisdiction, is managed and delivered by the City through the Engineering Department.

The project will be constructed simultaneously in project segments as shown in the attached drawing to maximize construction timelines. The anticipated construction will include:

  • Segment 1 – a new signal light and turning lanes on Sooke Road at the West Shore Parkway;   COMPLETED DECEMBER 2016. The new signal on Sooke Road is activated for access to the Glenshire Industrial Park, however the thru road continuing to Westhills/Langford Parkway will not open until the Summer of 2017;
  • Segment 2 – portion within the Glenshire Industrial Park. COMPLETED DECEMBER 2016. This section does not connect to Langford Parkrway yet, once Segments 3 and 4 are completed it will open to Langford Parkway;
  • Segment 3 & 4 – middle section of the parkway engineering design by Associated Engineering.  Construction contract awarded to Scansa construction, blasting has begun in this segment.  Anticipated completion Summer 2017; 
  • Segment 5 – in Westhills, engineering design by On Point; construction by Windley Contracting.  COMPLETED June 2016;
  • Segments 6, 7 and 9 – in Westhills and Kettle Creek development area, this work includes the railway crossing and then coincidental closure of the railway crossing on Humpback Road.  Construction has started as of October 2016. Anticipated completion Fall 2017;  
  • Segment 8 – a dual left turn lane on the Trans Canada Highway.  OPENED FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18TH.
  • Irwin Road Connection – In order to cross the railway tracks at the West Shore Parkway, the City was obligated to close the crossing at Humpback Road. To faciliate traffic coming from Sooke Road via Humpback Road, Irwin Road will be extended to meet the West Shore Parkway. This work will start early in 2017 and is slated to complete in the Summer of 2017, prior to Humpback Road closing at the railway tracks.
  • Sewer Lift Station – a sewer lift station is part of the West Shore Parkway Completion Project and is slated to go to tender in early 2017. The road can open to traffic irrespective of the completion date of the sewer lift station.

The full project completion from the Trans Canada Highway through to Sooke Road is anticipated to complete by Spring 2018. As sections are completed, they will be opened to public use as long as there is a logical continuing connection for operational purposes. The anticipated timing for the West Shore Parkway to cross the railway tracks is estimated to be late 2017, early 2018 at this time, however if that timing can be expedited the City will endeavor to do so. The completion of the West Shore Parkway will mean faster commutes between downtown and Sunriver Estates.