Over the coming weeks and months, the public may see an increase in truck traffic along Military Row to the entrance of 19 Wing Comox, supporting 19 Wing’s road and infrastructure upgrades project.
The public may expect intermittent delays around the main gate to 19 Wing, by the DND property located across from 888 Wing that will be used as a materials staging area for the project, and along Military Row.
The project will upgrade and modernize aging infrastructure at 19 Wing Comox, including roads, electrical distribution systems, communications systems, sewers, and water systems. It will also involve soil remediation work, the demolition of two obsolete buildings, the installation of electric vehicle charging stations, and the construction of two new security gatehouses.
This work is essential to sustaining all Wing operations, and is critical to supporting Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) aircraft, and the future FWSAR training centre at 19 Wing. The project will create jobs and provide economic opportunities for the region during construction.
Construction will continue over the next three years, with completion of the overall project targeted for spring 2023.