Update: City of Courtenay to Issue Tender for Complete Streets Project Next Week
The City of Courtenay has completed design work on the Complete Street project on 5th Street between Fitzgerald Avenue and Menzies Avenue, and expects to issue the tender for the project late next week.
The project entails full reconstruction of underground utilities and surface works on 5th Street from Fitzgerald Avenue to Menzies Avenue in Courtenay. Once completed, the project will significantly improve walking and cycling routes, a key factor in encouraging alternate modes of transport in the city. Along with new trees and other landscaping, other proposed improvements include innovative stormwater management through the installation of rain gardens throughout the corridor.
The detailed design will include:
- Two freshly paved vehicle lanes
- Bike lanes physically separated from vehicle traffic
- Improved accessibility for strollers, scooters, and wheelchairs
- Parking between Fitzgerald and Harmston, and alternating parking and rain gardens throughout the remainder of the corridor
- Innovative stormwater management to improve drainage
- New water, sewer, and storm utility mains
100 percent of eligible project costs will be covered through the federal Gas Tax Fund, under the Strategic Priorities Fund – Local Roads, Bridges and Active Transportation category. Project information and poster boards from the a Public Information Session in January can be found at www.courtenay.ca/completestreet.
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