Six months behind schedule, and more

August 14, 2008 - Construction of the Bear Mountain Interchange is now six months behind schedule, a situation that the consultation team warned could happen when we met with City of Langford staff in August 2007. The delay appears to be the result of problems securing funds for the project without driving the city in unmanageable debt. Mayor Stew Young repeatedly promised that "the developers would pay all of the cost," but the city is now reduced to issuing an unsecured letter of credit, scaling construction back dramatically and postponing portions of the interchange. Below is the original construction schedule, issued in October 2007.