Old Island Highway re-opened ahead of schedule

The upgraded section of the Old Island Highway was re-opened to traffic two days ahead of schedule

The upgraded section of the Old Island Highway was re-opened to traffic two days ahead of schedule.

The final stage of paving on the highway, between Hilchey and Rockland roads was completed on Wednesday, after the city originally targeted Friday as the re-opening date.

After some early delays due to wet weather, crews were able to complete the majority of the paving last weekend.

The balance of paving on Simms Road was completed early this week.

Acting Mayor and Coun. Mary Storry said the project has been a big benefit for the city.

“It’s an important final milestone for the Highway 19A Upgrade Project,” said Acting Mayor Councillor Mary Storry. “We broke ground in March of last year and the final lift of asphalt has now successfully been applied. This project has created numerous local jobs, delivered important new water and sewer infrastructure, and added great value to the entrance to our City. I invite everyone down to see this work, if you haven’t already.”

Tayco Paving and Uplands Excavating were the contractors responsible for the paving and the finishing work. They successfully completed the paving work and re-opened the road early.

There will still be some minor traffic impact while line painting is be completed but motorists will not experience any stoppages in either direction.

Funding for this $13.5 million project has been provided by the federal and provincial governments through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan) and the Building Canada Fund, and by city reserves. BC Hydro also contributed through their beautification fund.

For more information on the Highway 19A Upgrade project please visit the project pages on the City of Campbell River website: www.campbellriver.ca


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