Finishing Touches on 5th Street Taking Shape

November 2, 2018

A flurry of finishing details on the 5th Street Complete Project are taking place over the next two weeks with new signage, concrete driveways and sidewalks being installed, road markings painted, and the new asphalt bike path completed.  Work on the new rain gardens is also underway, with planting to be completed after the Remembrance Day long weekend. 

The Complete Street Project design is coming to life more and more every day and is expected to open in mid-November.  Working around the old infrastructure within the road has been a challenge this summer and unexpected ground conditions have impacted the final stage of completion, delaying re-opening.

Once the paint lines and signage have been installed, the road will be opened when construction crews are not on site. This will allow traffic patterns to begin to return to normal. For the protection of both work crews and the public, the road will be reopened to all modes of transportation when it has been deemed safe to do so for all concerned. 

The City of Courtenay thanks the public for their continued patience during the construction of this important infrastructure project. For more information on the project, visit 

Cross-Section - Menzies to Harmston

Cross-Section - Harmston to Fitzgerald