Editor’s Note: January 24, 2018: $30 million upgrade for Highway to Tofino will begin in the spring
In This Issue:
- A $30 million upgrade for Highway to Tofino will begin in the spring
- A Cannabis Innovation Centre is proposed for the Town of Comox
- Design work is underway for a $27 million sewage treatment facility upgrade in Port Alberni
A $30 million upgrade for Highway to Tofino will begin in the spring
The Highway to Tofino near Kennedy Lake is getting a 1.5 kilometre, $30 million upgrade. The project is expected to take two years to complete and construction will begin in the spring. The road work is extensive and includes the installation of a new roadside barrier between the highway and the lake, and the construction of a new rest area and viewpoint.
A Cannabis Innovation Centre is proposed for the Town of Comox
Comox Council has approved a development variance permit for a proposed Cannabis Innovation Centre to be located near the corner of Knight Road and Military Row. The subject property is designated Light Industrial. The facility will include greenhouses and laboratories for testing purposes as well as administrative buildings.
Design work is underway for a $27 million sewage treatment facility upgrade in Port Alberni
The City of Port Alberni expects to schedule a public council meeting soon regarding the Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP). Design work is underway for the sewage lagoon, the first major component of the project. The city expects to begin earthen works components of the project in 2018, with tenders anticipated in the first or second quarter of 2018. The total cost for the upgrade of the sewage treatment facility is estimated at $27.7 million. The new federal wastewater regulations require that the project be completed by 2020.
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