Scansa Construction has won the bid to construct two sections of the E&N Rail Trail for $1.965 million.
The Capital Regional District parks committee is recommending Scansa be awarded the contract to build the trail from the Four Mile Bridge at the Island Highway to Hallowell Road and from Admirals/Colville to Maplebank Road. The company submitted the lowest of nine bids.
Planning of the multi-use trail - running parallel to the E&N rail line from the Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria to Humpback Road in Langford - began in 2007. Phase one, which includes 9.1 kilometres of new or improved trail within the rail right of way, began in 2009.
Sections completed to date include:
-1.8 kilometres of trail from Selwyn Avenue to Jacklin Road, including improvements to two intersections.
-Three new trail bridges at Hereward Road, Helmcken Road and a new rail bridge and trail bridge at Island Highway (Four Mile).
- Intersection improvements at Admirals/Colville.
- 2.3 kilometres of new trail from Wilson Street in Victoria to Admirals Road in Esquimalt.
- Paving of 2.5 kilometres of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail.
Work still underway includes:
- Intersection improvements at five crossings between Wilson Road and Admirals Road.
- 300 metres of new trail from Wilson Street to Esquimalt Road.
- 0.7 kilometres from Maplebank Road to Hallowell Road.
- Pedestrian/cycling crossing at Esquimalt Road.
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