Upcoming Courtenay Paving Projects

May 11, 2017

A series of road improvement projects are planned in Courtenay this spring and summer. City of Courtenay Public Works Services will be repaving up to ten sections of roadway throughout the city – totalling over 9 kilometres – with the bulk of the projects happening in west Courtenay.

“The locations were chosen based on a thorough condition assessment of Courtenay’s entire infrastructure network,” advised Kyle Shaw, the City’s Manager of Transportation & Utilities Maintenance – Public Works. “As part of our overall asset management plan, we’ve prioritized locations that are best suited to this type of repair or useful life extension, and are making long-range plans for future repairs throughout the City.”

The paving projects are planned between May 22 and July 31, weather permitting, in the following locations:

West Courtenay:

  • 1st Street between Cliffe Avenue & Anderton Avenue
  • 15th Street west of Willemar Avenue
  • 16th Street between Cumberland Road & Piercy Avenue
  • Tull Avenue between 18th & 26th Streets
  • Piercy Avenue, between 17th & 18th Streets, and between 19th & 26th Streets
  • Corner of 19th Street and Dogwood Drive
  • Mansfield Drive

East Courtenay:

  • 10th Street East between Hobson and Thorpe Avenues
  • Malahat Drive from 10th Street East to Evergreen Avenue

During repairs, the existing pavement surface will be ground up, removed, and replaced with new asphalt, also known as “grind and pave”. This cost-effective form of asset rejuvenation can be performed when the road surface is damaged but the roads sub-base is stable and the underground utilities don’t yet need replacing or upgrading.

In addition to the above projects, the City’s portion of Comox Road, 17th Street to the City boundary, will be repaved following a water main replacement project and in conjunction with repaving by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

2017 - 2018 Capital Projects Map [PDF - 904 KB]

Once paving starts, roadways will be subject to intermittent lane closures and single-lane alternating traffic during construction hours. The project contractor, Tayco Paving, will notify properties in the affected areas a few days prior to work commencing. There will be noise generated by the crew and equipment, and any on-street parking may be restricted during construction. Please use caution and obey traffic personnel and posted traffic signs. All efforts will be made to maintain vehicle access to local residences, although there may be times when road closures are necessary.

The City regrets any inconvenience caused by these infrastructure projects.

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