Sidewalk Trip Hazard Repairs

November 27, 2017

The City of Courtenay is embarking on a city-wide sidewalk repair project.

The project will improve mobility, safety, walking comfort, and aesthetics on sidewalks throughout the city.

To prepare for the project, Courtenay commissioned a condition assessment for all Courtenay sidewalks, which total 164 kilometres. The assessment was completed by Safesidewalks Canada. The project catalogued any sidewalk defects and prioritized those most in need of repair, as well as noting any other future maintenance and inspection requirements.

This year, nearly 70 defects were prioritized for immediate repair, with most in West Courtenay. Priority was assigned to trip hazards with over 1 inch (2.5 cm) vertical displacement.

Safesidewalks Canada has been contracted to complete these repairs, with work planned to start in early December, weather permitting. The project should be complete within a few days.

Once these priority repairs have been completed, City staff will complete future inspections and repairs on an ongoing basis.

The project is part of the City of Courtenay’s overall Asset Management efforts, providing cost-effective solutions to maintaining and renewing infrastructure.

There will be noise generated by the crew and equipment, and sidewalk access may be restricted during construction. The City regrets any inconvenience caused by this infrastructure project.

Please use caution around work zones and obey any posted traffic signs.

For further information, please contact the City of Courtenay Public Works Services Department at 250-338-1525.

Sample Photo: Sidewalk Before Repair

Sample Photo: Sidewalk After Repair