Highway 19A Bypass Overnight Closures July 8, 9 and 10

July 4, 2024

As part of the City of Courtenay’s Comox Road Sewer Project, the Highway 19A Bypass will be closed at Comox Road between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. on the nights of July 8, 9 and 10.

A full closure is needed due to the depth and size of the excavation required to complete important connections at the intersection of Highway 19A Bypass and Comox Road. The work has been scheduled to minimize daytime traffic disruptions and to avoid long weekend activity in the area.

The detour route uses 5th Street onto Old Island Highway in front of Lewis Park and Lewis Centre. There will be no access to Comox Road from the Bypass.

The Comox Road Sewer Project will protect sensitive marine habitat by decommissioning an aging sewer pipe that crosses the Courtenay River. The project will reroute sewage collection from areas around Lewis and Simms parks to a new pipe on Comox Road. Once the new pipes are installed, the existing pipe crossing the river will be decommissioned. Construction is already underway and is expected to be completed in November 2024.

To learn more about the Comox Road Sewer Project, visit www.courtenay.ca/comoxroadsewer.