Project Updates

Stay up-to-date on DMAF underground asset renewal projects


  1. April 29, 2021 -Superior Street Stormwater Upgrades Underway

    This week, work began on Superior Street to replace a stormwater main between Oswego Street and Menzies Street to improve stormwater management in the area.

    The upgrades will also help serve our growing community and keep our underground assets in good condition to reduce future maintenance costs and help protect critical infrastructure from climate and seismic events.

    Project Area:

    The scope of work includes:

    • Stormwater Main Replacement: a new stormwater main will be installed on Superior Street from Oswego Street to Menzies Street. Ground surface will be temporarily restored at the end of each working day.

    • Repaving and Restoration: new asphalt will be installed after the stormwater main work is complete.

    Work will be underway Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m and is expected to be complete in July 2021.  

     The City of Victoria will work to minimize inconveniences during construction. Scheduled lane closures and some temporary delays are anticipated. Noise and some vibrations related to construction work as well as dust and debris are expected in the construction area.

     Learn more about Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF) projects.

  2. April 19, 2021 - First DMAF Project to Break Ground on Cook Street

    Crews will break ground this week on a $53.8 million, 10-year accelerated renewal of critical infrastructure, with $15.3 million in funding support from the Government of Canada’s Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF). 

    These upgrades will keep the City's assets in good repair, reduce infrastructure maintenance costs and help protect critical underground infrastructure from earthquakes and effects of a changing climate, such  as sea level rise and extreme storms. 

    The first DMAF project in 2021 will take place along Cook Street from Hilda Street to McClure Street, with the next upgrades slated for Superior Street, Yates Street and Dallas Road in the spring, summer and fall of 2021.

    2021 DMAF underground infrastructure renewal projects include:

    Sanitary Sewer Main Replacement

    • Cook Street - Hilda Street to McClure Street (Spring 2021)

    Stormwater Main Replacement

    • Superior Street – Oswego Street to Menzies Street (Spring 2021)  
    • Dallas Road – west of St. Charles Street (Summer 2021)

    Water Main Replacement (part of the Downtown Fire Protection Program)

    • Yates Street - Quadra Street to Cook Street (Summer/Fall 2021)
    • Cook Street - Yates Street to Pandora Avenue (Summer/Fall 2021)

    Local residents and businesses will be notified of the work, and any temporary road closures will be coordinated to ensure resident access is maintained.

    City crews will be coordinating works with other improvements such as road paving, sidewalk replacements and accessibility upgrades, and will use less disruptive construction methods when possible.