Upgrades Coming to Cousins Avenue: City Seeking Public Input on Design

October 5, 2023

The City of Courtenay is planning upgrades for a stretch of Cousins Avenue, between Willemar Avenue and 20th Street, and is looking for the public’s input on what should be included.

The project will include road improvements, repaving and replacement of underground services that have reached the end of their life or require upsizing to serve our growing community. It offers the opportunity to study current traffic flow and parking challenges in the area and investigate road and pedestrian improvements such as parking, sidewalks and trail connections.

The project team has developed three options for the Cousins Avenue Upgrades Project, and is looking for community feedback on designs for above-ground improvements that could impact businesses, residents and area users.

The City is hosting a drop-in open house on October 18 to share information and gather feedback. Staff members will be on hand to answer questions and a survey will be available to provide input on project plans.

Drop in to learn more:

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre
    411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay, BC

“The City understands that the unique nature of the Cousins Avenue area, with a mix of light industrial, single-family residential and mixed-use buildings, creates challenges such as traffic flow and parking limitations,” said Adam Pitcher, the city’s Manager of Engineering, Capital Projects, “We’re considering all of these various needs, feedback from the community will be essential in determining upgrades that reflect the area and all those who live, work, and travel in it.”

The City is encouraging members of the community who use the area to get involved and share their feedback on the design options. This will provide the project team with more relevant information and help create the best plan moving forward. If you are unable to attend the open house in person but want to provide feedback an online survey will be available starting October 18th. Once a preferred option has been selected, detailed design is planned to start in 2024, followed by construction in 2025.  

To learn more about the Cousins Avenue Upgrade Project, visit www.courtenay.ca/cousinsupgrades.