Water and sewer upgrades from 1st Avenue to Rockland Road will begin later this month and continue through the summer.

Next phase of waterfront sewer upgrades – 1st Avenue to Rockland Road – to begin this month

Single-lane alternating traffic may be put in place intermittently throughout the summer

Construction of new water and sewer lines along Highway 19A, between 1st Avenue and Rockland Road, will start mid-May, the city announced this week.

This phase of work marks the second phase of the three-year Waterfront Project – a multi-stage project that the city says is a critical infrastructure upgrade in the community.

With sewer line work between the Maritime Heritage Centre and 1st Avenue completed last year, the installation of the new, larger pipe will now continue south from 1st Avenue to Rockland Road. In addition, a new watermain will be installed in the one-kilometre southern portion of this stretch, the city says. The underground work is expected to carry through the summer months and finish in the fall.

“The renewal of this infrastructure is important for continued growth in our community, and for protecting our city’s unique waterfront,” says Mayor Andy Adams.

Commuters can expect two-way traffic to continue along this stretch of the highway, although single-lane alternating traffic may be put in place intermittently, the city says.

“To ensure safety for all, slower speeds will be required and there will be limited access to roadside parking,” according to the release from the city on the work. “For seawalk users, routes around the work zones will be created, but the regular flow will be disrupted at times. Watch for detour signs posted on site.”

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During work in 2018, the road between the Maritime Heritage Centre and 1st Avenue was temporarily repaved. Crews revisited this stretch last month to finalize paving.

“With a successful year of work on the Waterfront Project behind us, we’re looking forward to the improvements this next season of construction will bring,” says Dave Morris, general manager of assets and operations.

This year’s work will set the stage for the final steps in 2020, including Highway 19A aboveground improvements, installation of a roundabout at Rockland Road and upgrade of three lift (pump) stations. Construction in phase three will require a highway closure near Rockland Road. More information on plans for the closure will be provided as that construction approaches.

For more info on the project, please visit campbellriver.ca/waterfrontsewer

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