Fitzgerald Avenue Bike Lane Painting

April 9, 2014

After being postponed over the winter, the Fitzgerald Avenue road improvement project is now ready to roll.

The project includes bicycle lanes on either side of Fitzgerald, new signage, and improved sightlines from 8th Street to 21st Street.

The project will involve several steps. The contractor is marking out the layout this week, but the real work starts next week when the old lines are removed. Once that’s complete, they will begin painting the new lines.

While the City hopes the project will be completed next week, it is dependent on having a period of good weather. If it rains, the project could be postponed until the following week.

Residents are asked not to drive over the freshly painted markings until they are dry. The contractor will be using traffic cones to mark the fresh paint, and removing the cones once the lines are dry enough to drive across.

Temporary “no parking” signs will be installed along Fitzgerald for the duration of the project.

Traffic control personnel will be on hand to assist all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians. 

The City will be applying for project funding through the Province of B.C.’s Cycling Infrastructure Partnership Program, as well as through ICBC’s Road Safety Department.

For more information, contact the City of Courtenay Engineering Division at 250-334-4441 or email engineering@courtenay.ca   .