Water Main Replacement on Government Street Starts Monday

Starting Monday, City of Victoria crews will begin construction to replace a water main on Government Street from Chatham to Pembroke Streets. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of December, with final paving taking place next spring.  

The work will consist of the water main replacement, service connection upgrades, boulevard and concrete restoration as needed, and asphalt paving.

The City will strive to minimize inconveniences during construction, however, lane closures and some parking restrictions will be required. Drivers and cyclists should expect some delays. Local access will be maintained for businesses, and signs will be posted.

In 2015, the City of Victoria is investing $3.2 million in upgrading the water systems in Esquimalt and Victoria, some of which are nearly 100 years old. This significant investment helps ensure high water quality, improved seismic capability and supply pressure throughout the system.