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Sooke’s Charters Road to close temporarily for infrastructure upgrades

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Closure scheduled until October to allow for culvert installation, repairs, and safety enhancements

The District of Sooke will begin essential infrastructure improvements on Charters Road, extending from Golledge Avenue to Throup Road. Starting on Monday, May 27, the road will be temporarily closed until October to facilitate the project.

The closure is necessary to facilitate the installation of a new culvert, conduct structural repairs, and add sidewalks and bike lanes. These improvements aim to enhance safety for both drivers and pedestrians, the district stated in a press release.

The timing of the culvert placement and subsequent works near Throup Creek coincides with the fisheries window to minimize disruptions to the local ecosystem.

While through traffic will be detoured, residents will still be able to access their properties on Charters Road from either Golledge Avenue or Throup Road.

In collaboration with the School District, parking has been secured for attendees of the upcoming ball season. The Journey Middle School parking lot will be available for public use on weekday evenings and weekends.

“These repairs are long overdue,” said Mayor Maja Tait. “While construction will cause some disruption, the improvements will significantly enhance safety for our community.”

The project aims to be completed by the end of October. The district will keep the community informed of any timeline changes.

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