Crews break ground for new highway connector route in Courtenay

The $15-million project includes the construction of a new, two-lane bridge across the Tsolum River

Construction has started on the north Courtenay connector project that will provide a new route between Highway 19 and various community services, including the airport, ferry terminal and Comox Valley Hospital.

“I had the pleasure of announcing this project during the rollout of B.C. on the Move last summer, and I’m excited to see work get underway on one of our top priorities,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “This new route will ensure an efficient and reliable connection for residents, tourists and commercial drivers between Highway 19 and important destinations in the Comox Valley.”

The $15-million project includes the construction of a new, two-lane bridge across the Tsolum River, and approximately 700 metres of new two-lane road running west from the intersection of Headquarters Road and Dove Creek Road to the intersection of Piercy Road and Dove Creek Road, where Piercy Road continues on to Highway 19. The initial work includes site preparation and the placement of preloading materials to compress soft soils. This early work is being done through day-labour contracting.