The planning and maintenance of roads, boulevards, sidewalks, street lighting and traffic signal systems are a key area of the Engineering Department's responsibilities.
If you come across a road safety issue, sidewalk hazard, traffic signal problem, please let us know.
Report an issue with roads.
The City determines which streets are due to be resurfaced each year based on pavement conditions, pavement age and traffic volumes as well as other factors such as transit and bicycle routes, utility clearances and available budget.
- During road resurfacing, traffic delays can be expected, but single lane alternating traffic will be maintained at all times.
- Sign boards will be posted on major roads to advise commuters in advance of the expected dates for the work.
- Residents and businesses fronting the paving locations will receive written project notices.
- Paving is weather sensitive so schedules may change.
If you would like to make changes to a City of Colwood boulevard, please get in touch with us. This may include enclosing a ditch, removing a tree or adding plantings.
Crack Sealing Program
Crack sealing is an important road maintenance practice that extends the life of asphalt and delays the significant costs and disruption of road replacement.
Sealing cracks with an oil-based product prevents water from penetrating deep into the asphalt and creating potholes. Sand applied over sealed cracks is an important component of the crack sealing process for two reasons: it allows vehicles to drive over freshly sealed cracks without the oil product sticking to the vehicle tires; and it is necessary for proper bonding of the sealant to the crack. Once the sand and oil sealant have compacted into cracks—within about 24-48 hours—the residual sand is swept up.
We understand that traffic delays and sand on the roads are an inconvenience, and cyclists, scooter and motorcycle riders should use extra caution when sand may make the road slippery. We appreciate your patience and will work to complete the process as quickly as possible.
If you have any further questions regarding Colwood's crack sealing program, please contact the Engineering Department at 250-478-5999.