A City of Victoria official alerts drivers to the no right turn on a red light rule when the Pandora Street bike lanes opened in May. Work begins next week on the new Fort Street two-way bike pathway. Don Denton/VICTORIA NEWS

Construction beginning on Victoria’s Fort Street bike lanes

Infrastructure work the first phase of City’s second two-way cycling pathway

Construction on the new Fort Street bike lanes begins next week, the second of five bike lanes being built by the City of Victoria before the end of 2018.

RELATED: Fort Street bike lane passes major hurdle in Victoria

Approved by council in June, work on the two-way protected lanes begins Monday (Sept. 25). The lanes will be built on the north side of Fort Street between Wharf and Cook streets, with dedicated traffic signals to be installed. Sidewalks and crosswalks will also be upgraded, and street trees and benches will be added. Brunnell Construction, the same company that built the Pandora Avenue lanes that opened earlier this year, will be building the lanes, which will cost the City over $2.8 million.

RELATED: Fort Street bike lane designs draw concern from businesses

Water mains, sewer and storm drain upgrades and manhole replacements are the first steps in the project. According to the City, there will be changes to stop locations and on-street parking, and reduced travel at times. The City also reiterated that access to local businesses and homes will not be impeded.

The lanes are expected to be completed by May 2018.

lauren.boothby@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Island Health, service providers meeting to talk about used needles in Victoria

Recent public needle-prick incidents prompt call to reduce number of needles found

Traffic logistics for Lansdowne Road closure

Public Works talks alternative routes for 2.5 month closure of major transportation artery

Boat capsizes in Caddy Bay

Two members of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club Race Team spent part… Continue reading

Oak Bay showcases non-profits and more with inaugural volunteer fair

The Oak Bay Volunteer fair runs Jan. 20 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Monterey Recreation Centre

Dozens rally outside Premier’s office for sick Sooke boy

Six-year-old Landen Lanthier needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Oak Bay showcases non-profits and more with inaugural volunteer fair

The Oak Bay Volunteer fair runs Jan. 20 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Monterey Recreation Centre

Body discovered in burnt out car near Trail

Police report a body was found in the burnt out trunk of a 1999 Honda Civic

VIDEO: B.C. Lions sign defensive back T.J. Lee to contract for upcoming season

The four-year veteran had a team-high four interceptions and 49 tackles last season with B.C.

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

Test that cleared Trump was developed by doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

Wanted by Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers for the week of Jan. 16

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

UPDATE: Friends mourn boy, 15, killed in Vancouver shooting

John Horgan: ‘No stone is to be left unturned until we find the perpetrator of this heinous crime’

Vernon to host largest Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games in 2019

Games to be held Feb. 21-23, with more than 800 athletes expected to take part

Ex-BC Liberal staffer focused on ‘favourable’ ethnic communities in scandal: lawyer

Former communications director Brian Bonney’s sentencing hearing for breach of trust is underway

Most Read