Craigflower Bridge Now Open

The Town of View Royal and the District of Saanich are pleased to announce that Admirals Road, from Island Highway in View Royal to Gorge Road in Saanich, is now open to all traffic.

Please be advised that the Town of View Royal’s current Truck Route Bylaw, No. 456, 2002, is back into effect for Island Highway traffic. Island Highway is no longer an optional route for trucks that had been permitted to use it during the bridge construction period.

The Town of View Royal would like to thank all local businesses for their patience and understanding during the construction period:
Achieve Health – Admirals Self Storage – Admirals Walk Dental
Admirals Walk Optometry Clinic – Admirals Walk Pet Clinic – Appletree Restaurant
All Weather Shelters – Alsco Uniform & Linen Service – Amrikko’s Restaurant
Avalon Drycleaning and Laundromat – Beauty Nailz & Spa – Canadian Tire
Coast Capital Savings – Colonial Railings – Curves – Dairy Queen – Econo Lodge
Elmo’s Antiques & Collectables – First Choice Haircutters – Four Mile Liquor Store
Four Mile Pub – Funk & Fur Pet Spa – Great Canadian Dollar Store – Harreson’s Military
International Restorers Ltd – Inwood Designs – Island Laboratory Services
L B Crane Rentals – Lejeune Performance & Fabricating Inc – Little Tokyo
Medical Services and Specialists (View Royal Square –284 Helmcken Road)
Ming House – Moka House – NAI Commercial Inc – Oakridge Windows & Doors
Pete’s Tent & Awning – Petro Canada & Mac’s Convenience Store – Pharmasave
Public Service Alliance of Canada – Pure Pharmacy – Reliable Controls – Rexall
Royal Palace Restaurant – Salvation Army – Scotiabank – Second Slice Pizza
Select Mortgage Corporation – Slegg Lumber – Smythe Ratcliffe Debt Advisors
South Island Woodworks – Subway Restaurant – Te’mexw Treaty Association
Thrifty Foods – TLD Computers – Top Dog Pizza – Trio Ready-Mix
Ultimate Water Store – View Royal Market – View Royal Reading Centre
Verico Select Mortgages – Victoria Car Clinic – Wall Bed Depot
Wayne’s Trucking Ltd – Wine Maker – Wine Kitz – Your Pet Pals

Here are some of the latest photos of the bridge (newest to oldest):

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Looking north from View Royal end of bridge.
2014 05 09 Pic 1

Looking south from Saanich end of bridge.
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2014 05 09 Pic 4

Finishing the landscaping.
2014 05 07 Pic 12

Removing the last of the barricades!
2014 05 07 Pic 11

Town of View Royal and District of Saanich vehicles cross the bridge.
2014 05 05 Cars cross bridge

Looking south just before bridge opening!
2014 05 07 Pic 10

Sealing the concrete deck.
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The bridge at night.
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Paving intersection of Island Highway and Admirals Road.
2014 05 07 Pic 7

The ceremony on April 26th, 2014 was a great success! In addition to View Royal Mayor Graham Hill, who hosted the event, Mike Bernier (MLA for Peace River South), Dan Albas (MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla), Chief Andy Thomas (Esquimalt First Nation) and Al Hasham (Vice Chair for the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce) all attended and spoke at the event. A great turnout to celebrate the new bridge in our community!
2014 05 09 Ceremony Pic 1

2014 05 09 Ceremony Pic 2

2014 05 09 Ceremony Pic 3

2014 05 09 Ceremony Pic 4

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