Area 1 - Victoria 

(Southern Vancouver Island)

Emcon Services is happy to announce that starting Oct 1/2019 our equipment and crews we will servicing Area 1 Southern Vancouver Island.

Emcon Services Inc. is responsible for the maintenance of British Columbia’s provincial highways and roads on Southern Vancouver Island from Chemainus in the North end to Victoria including roads to Port Renfrew, Lake Cowichan, Sooke and all roads on the six Southern Gulf Islands.

The headquarters and primary works yard for Emcon Services Inc. is located in Malahat (Ark Road) with supporting works yards in North Duncan, Sooke, Bamberton, and the Gulf Islands of Galiano, Mayne, Pender, Salt Spring, Thetis, and Saturna.

The South Vancouver Island Service Area: 3,380 lane kilometres including 220 structures (including bridges, tunnels, pedestrian overhead structures, major sign structures), 14,000 culverts), 9 service yards, 1 salt depot and at last count, approximately 22,158 signs. While this region generally enjoys a more moderate coastal climate, it is susceptible to seasonal wind, rain and snow storms. One important and challenging area in particular is the Malahat section of Highway #1 just north of Victoria – the main link for Island traffic north and south with significant elevation change. With utilization of the Malahat Weather Station near the summit, Emcon can access real time data from the site to forecast weather and road conditions and to prepare equipment and crews in advance of road conditions that can change rapidly.

Other maintenance challenges in the region include:

· Efficient allocation of equipment to diverse and remote areas

· Ferry terminals

· Heavy and high speed traffic routes

· Landslides in areas of heavy precipitation

· Large and diverse stakeholder groups

· Varying types of road surfaces throughout the contract area

Maintenance Activities Include:

· chip sealing and spray patching

· ditching

· grading and dust control

· highway cleaning

· major crack sealing

· mowing of vegetation and landscape maintenance

· paving

· roadside barrier repairs

· sign maintenance

· Various bridge maintenance and inspections

Victoria - Southern Vancouver Island Div

686 Ark Road

Malahat BC

V0R 2L0

778-698-3582 main

Office hours Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:00pm

24/7 Road reporting line 1-866-353-3136

For email questions

(this will only be monitored during working hours) 


Stewart Westwood - Division Manager

Andrew Gatez - Operations Manager

Dan Bertuzzi - Mechanical Superintendent

Russett Horseman - Office Admin Manager