Construction on the Point Ellice Bridge, more commonly known as the Bay Street Bridge, is set to begin the week of May 13.
The City of Victoria appointed the winning tender, Seismic 2000, to take on the $6.1 million project. The federal and provincial governments are paying $2.4 million, while the rest is coming from the city’s infrastructural funding reserves.
Here at Salish Seaside RV Haven we are very excited at how quickly the final touches on the site are drawing together in the wake of our upcoming Grand Opening! The event will be limited to guests of the RV park, and we expect plenty of great food and dancing. (We do have a few unbooked sites left, so if you aren't currently a guest at Salish Seaside RV Haven and you would like to attend the ceremony, get your booking in before April 21st!)
The fun doesn't stop there! Once the Grand Opening Ceremony is over, we'd like to invite you to take the chance to formally explore some of the best Esquimalt BC has to offer. Take a look at some of the most fascinating spots for you to explore:
Well, it looks like we're finally on the home stretch! The siding is almost finished and what a difference, it looks great (thanks to Sawyer Custom Carpentry)! Next for the exterior is to finish various small details, downspouts, etc. The upstairs is coming along slowly but surely. The patio slabs have been laid for both balconies, and the glass contractors should be installing the glass railings in the next week or two. I can’t wait to sit out there with a cold beer watching the world go by — after work, obviously. We also had our fabulous landscape designer in this week figuring out what beautiful (deer-proof) indigenous plants and flowers to place around the base of the welcoming poles.
All in all, we're well on our way to being in fantastic shape for the upcoming peak season. In fact, we're already taking pad bookings for the spring and summer, so if you were eyeing a lot now is the time to grab it! To offer some extra incentive, we've collected a peek of what you can expect to find during the refreshing days of May in Victoria:
It’s been a busy few weeks! I want to start by thanking all our wonderful guests to date, it’s been fantastic getting to know some of you and putting faces to the many names! The main amenities building is slowly coming along and we’re looking at a mid November completion date (for the downstairs). Thank you all for your patience with this beast. As you would expect, it has gone way over time and budget! The lamp-posts are in and Wi-Fi will be going up and functioning by this time next week.
As of today all the major services are installed, both mains and to individual pads: sewer, water, gas. Electrical and communications conduit are going in next. The foundation for the amenity building is ready to pour concrete and then the framing can start. The sewer lift station will be delivered on Tuesday. Although a tremendous amount of work has been done, looking at the site there's little to show for it just because it's all underground. C'est la vie.
The old Westbay has been completely razed and the two First Nations are starting from scratch to rebuild it. We are reducing the number of pads to 36, they are now truly big rig friendly, building a brand new amenity building with upstairs meeting room with decks and fireplace, supplying 50 amp service, and best of all the wifi is going to work...