Some road closures July 1 in Courtenay

Canada Day road closures will be in effect in Courtenay along Fifth Street from Lake Trail and Willemar to Ryan Road starting at 9:30 a.m.

THE ONLY TRAFFIC allowed during the Canada Day parade

THE ONLY TRAFFIC allowed during the Canada Day parade

Canada Day road closures will be in effect in Courtenay along Fifth Street from Lake Trail and Willemar to Ryan Road starting July 1 at 9:30 a.m.

This will involve the connecting avenues that cross Fifth. The public is advised to be aware of this closure and to plan alternate routes using the 17th Street Bridge, as the Fifth Street Bridge will be closed to motorized traffic for the day.

The portion of Fifth Street from Cliffe Avenue across the Fifth  Street Bridge to Comox Avenue will remain closed to motorized vehicles until 4:30 to ensure the safety of all people in Simms Millennium and Lewis parks.

At 10 a.m., when the Fifth Street Mile begins, everyone is asked to keep Fifth clear of all pedestrian traffic to allow the runners to safely run their race. Hundreds of runners are expected, and they will not be all running in a pack. People should not walk on Fifth Street after 9:45 a.m. The Grande Parade will start at 10:30 a.m.

To enable people to come to all the activities planned by the July 1st Committee, the BC Transit system will offer rides on Canada Day, which will assist in parking problems. The rides will be in very convenient routes for people parking at Driftwood Mall or the Comox Centre Mall and will be offered at the special rate of $1 per person.

More information is available at www.comoxvalleycanadaday.ca.

— July 1st Committee