City Council Votes to Replace the Johnson Street Bridge

August 12 2010

On August 12, 2010, the City of Victoria Council voted to borrow $49.2 million to replace the Johnson Street Bridge.

City Council made its decision after reviewing extensive public consultation including:

  • over 325 emails or letters;
  • hundreds of phone calls requesting information or asking questions about options;
  • personal contact with citizens during open houses, at local markets and at the bridge;
  • a representative survey of businesses in Downtown Victoria;
  • a representative survey of residents of Victoria;
  • and 2600 Mail-in Surveys.

The replacement bridge is estimated to cost $77 million, and is expected to be completed by 2015. The new bridge will provide on-road bicycle lanes, a multi-use path, a dedicated pedestrian walkway on the south, realigned road approaches, a connection to a future harbour pathway, widened marine channel, connections to the Galloping Goose and E & N trails, and consolidated green space.

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