Dec 1, 2017

Ocean Boulevard in Colwood will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 9 am to 11 am to allow for a photometric drone survey of the coastline.

The City of Colwood has initiated a coastline erosion study to determine the future impacts of erosion and to develop a protection plan for Ocean Boulevard on the Coburg Peninsula along Esquimalt Lagoon.

Photometric drone survey on the morning of December 5

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, consultants from Northwest Hydraulics will be using a photometric drone to survey the Colwood coastline. The best data collection is enabled by flying down the centre of the road, which will make the drone a considerable distraction for drivers. As such, Ocean Boulevard will be closed to all vehicles from just past the washroom building at Lagoon Road to the Lagoon Bridge between 9 am and 11 am. 

The drone will be taking many photographs from an aerial perspective, therefore the City asks any resident who may have personal privacy concerns with this activity to avoid the area during this time period.

Walking is fine - this work will not limit the public's ability to walk along the beach or the roadside trail.

If you have parked your car along the peninsula prior to the road closure, it must be moved prior to 8:45 am, or it will need to remain in place until the road reopens at 11 am. 

Surveying the beach at night on December 4

If you are on or near the beach on the evening of Monday, December 4, you may notice consultants surveying the coastline. They will be on foot and using head lamps until about midnight, when the tide is at its lowest.