Courtenay’s 5th Street Bridge is slated to reopen Thursday. File photo

Courtenay’s 5th Street Bridge is slated to reopen Thursday. File photo

5th Street Bridge in Courtenay to reopen Thursday

We’re nearing the finish line!

The 5th Street Bridge is reopening to two-way traffic in the coming days. Weather permitting, the target reopening date is Thursday, Feb. 17.

Please watch for the following changes in the area as the reopening approaches:

• Removing temporary signage, road markings, and traffic signals;

• Removing the temporary priority lane for transit and emergency vehicles;

• Removing the bridge detour and returning to two-way bridge traffic;

• Restoring bus stops on Cliffe and Anderton avenues to their permanent locations;

• Reopening 5th Street Bridge south sidewalk.

Dismantling and clean-up of the construction area will continue over the coming weeks.

While crews will work as quickly as they can to implement these changes, there will be a transition period. Please drive carefully in the construction area and pay close attention to signage throughout the week.

Please reduce speeds around traffic control personnel and construction crews, for their safety and yours.

Thank you to residents, businesses and commuters for your patience throughout construction. The investment in this essential transportation corridor for the Comox Valley has preserved and extended its life well into the future.

In regards to BC Transit service, the Downtown Exchange in Courtenay will return back to its original location on Cliffe Avenue.

There are no changes to the schedule at this time and bus routing is returning to previous routing as well. While the project is expected to complete on Feb. 17, customers are advised to check for alerts at bctransit.com/comox-valley or use NextRide for the most up-to-date information.

New schedules and a new Rider’s Guide will be available in March 2022.

FMI: www.courtenay.ca/5thstreetbridge

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