SPN has an update on the house moving scheduled to take place between April 3 and April 14 (“House moving scheduled to impact Sooke traffic, April 3-11“). After contacting all house moving organizations on Vancouver Island, Leif Pridy of Pridy Bros House Moving answered SPN’s inquiry, requesting information. Owner Leif Pridy lives in Sooke.
While Pridy is not the company moving the house, Mr. Pridy has kindly provided us with insight.
- The timeline originally published on DriveBC was a misprint, house movings happen between midnight and 5 a.m.
- The house will be partially moved on one day, and then completely moved in the second day.
- Traffic could be stopped in both directions, depending on the width of the building being moved.
- At most, traffic will be stopped for 20 minutes.
- The house movers do pull over at certain pre-planned, pre-designated staging areas, allowing for traffic to move in both directions.
- In case of emergency vehicles, the house movers can move far enough to one side to let an emergency vehicle by.
Mr. Pridy (who lives in Sooke) assured SPN that most people won’t even know that this is happening. It’s done over night, by professionals.
If anyone has any questions, they are invited to call Pridy House moving, at 250-792-2088.
DriveBC has the following items published on their website:
Special Event Highway 14 Westbound – House moving from Junction with Highway 1, in Langford to Whiffin Spit Road in Sooke (1.8 km west of Otter Point Road) starting Mon Apr 3 at 23:59 pm through Wed Apr 5 at 5:00 am. Expect delays west bound. Updated on Thu Mar 30 at 12:23 pm PDT. (ID# -62863)
Special Event Highway 14 Westbound – House moving from junction with highway 1 in Langford to 1.8 km west of Otter Point Road in Sooke (Whiffin Spit Road) starting Thu Apr 6 at 12:00 am through Tue Apr 11 at 5:00 am. Expect traffic delays west bound. Updated on Thu Mar 30 at 4:07 pm PDT. (ID# -62869)
Special Event Highway 14 Westbound – House moving from junction with Highway 1 in Langford to 1.8 km west of Otter Point Road (Whiffin Spit road) in Sooke starting Wed Apr 12 at 12:00 pm through Fri Apr 14 at 5:00 am. Expect delays west bound. Updated on Mon Apr 3 at 11:43 am PDT. (ID# -62926)