We’re planning sidewalk and cycling upgrades in your neighbourhood!

Metchosin Road Sidewalk Upgrades are scheduled for construction in Summer 2021. Colwood Council directed staff to award the contract for the works at their May 25, 2021 meeting.

Improvements are planned along Metchosin Road between Cotlow Road and Benhomer Drive to improve pedestrian and cycling access. This is one of the first projects in the City’s ongoing program of active transportation upgrades planned over the next 10 years and beyond.

As shown on the attached concept drawing, Metchosin Road upgrades between Cotlow Road and Benhomer Drive will include:

  • raised concrete sidewalks on the west side of Metchosin Road from Cotlow to Benhomer, tying into existing sidewalks
  • buffered bike lanes on both sides of Metchosin Road between Cotlow and Benhomer
  • safety improvements to the intersection at Hatley Drive/Gratton Road/Metchosin Road

These improvements are particularly important for the many families with children attending Sangster Elementary School, Dunsmuir Middle School and Royal Bay Secondary School and providing connections from Metchosin Road to the greater community. 

Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2021 and likely extend into the fall of 2021. This work may cause traffic delays and disruptions at times. We sincerely appreciate your patience while these improvements are underway. 

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If you have additional questions about the project, please contact Colwood Engineering at 250-478-5999 or engineering@colwood.ca