The extension of West Shore Parkway from Highway 1 to Highway 14 has been a long term major network connection planned within the City of Langford. This new connection provided improved connectivity for the Sooke Lake and Kettle Creek neighbourhoods to the City’s retail and recreational areas and downtown core, provides secondary access to the area and provides safe pedestrian, bicycle, and transit stops along the entire corridor. This route provides an additional route to connection for area commuters and expands Langford’s developable lands.
The City received a federal/provincial grant for 2/3 of the project costs in 2015 with a deadline of March 31, 2018. In order to streamline the project the corridor was broken into nine segments and designed by three different civil engineering companies. WATT provided overall comprehensive traffic engineering for the corridor ensuring consistent lane widths, bicycle lanes, sidewalks, signage, and pavement markings. WATT provided traffic engineering checklists and signal timing sheets for the new signal at Highway 14 and the updated configuration at the Highway 1 signal. WATT also provided the Traffic Management Plans for each of the tendered segments. The City was able to complete the project on budget and 5 months ahead of schedule.