City of Victoria Installs Decorative Crosswalk at Bastion Square
Square One Paving just completed the City of Victoria’s second TrafficPatternsXD decorative crosswalk in the heart of the Bastion Square Public Market. This imprinted asphalt crosswalk incorporated TrafficPatternsXD to withstand the heavy pedestrian and commercial traffic in the area. The TrafficPatternsXD crosswalk connects the two main areas of the public market and the colours were chosen to complement the surrounding architecture. There was quite a crowd on hand to witness the installation. Numerous other southern Vancouver Island Communities, Consulting Engineers and Landscape Architects came out to watch the stamped asphalt process.
Bastion Square has as long a history as about anywhere in western Canada. The area, established by the Hudson’s Bay Company (1843), became the bustling trade post christened as Fort Victoria which consisted of one and two-story wood buildings and octangular Bastions of three-stories. The North Bastion stood at the entry of what is now Bastion Square.