ABOVE: Construction of the bascule pier, which is the housing to support the mechanical and electrical system that moves the bascule leaf. Sixteen steel piles have been installed in the harbour for the bascule pier and concrete for the floor of the pier has been poured. Concrete work for the walls of the bascule pier will begin over the next week.
Once complete, the new intersection will include new sidewalks and crosswalks and a new extension of Harbour Road south of Esquimalt Road, connecting to the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort and future waterfront green space. By October, traffic will access the existing bridge from the new east extension of Esquimalt Road, currently under construction.