The project will see upgrades extended along a 1km stretch of Highway 19A, from Big Rock Boat Ramp to Rockland Road – both improving services and the beautification of our city’s waterfront. The work includes significant improvements both above- and under- ground, including the reconstruction of sewer and water mains, installation of storm drains, a widened roadway, curb and gutter, sidewalk, seawalk, streetlights, enhanced park spaces, and installation of underground electrical utilities.
Construction on the first part of this work (Phase 3A) is underway now and will continue to Fall 2019. Phase 3A includes the underground portion of the work – installation of new water and sewer lines from the boat ramp to Rockland Road. Construction work will generally move from south to north along the route.
In 2020, the aboveground work will be completed, and will require a closure of a portion of the highway. This work will also include the installation of a roundabout at Rockland Road. See here to learn more about roundabouts.
This project is supported by the Government of Canada and Province of BC’s New Building Canada - Small Communities Fund, which awarded $6.43 million for the upgrades work. Read the news release about that announcement here: https://bit.ly/2ZgTusA
Getting Around During Construction
Work has started on Hwy 19A between 1st Ave and Rockland Road. For the coming four weeks (mid-July to mid-August) single-lane alternating traffic will be required for a stretch of work near Rockland Road. The reduced laneway is a result of ground conditions which require the location of the new pipe to be amended. Continue to watch here for updates on traffic management.
Remember: Alternative routes are your best option for the coming months. See a map of alternative route options here Alternate Routes Map
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