An improvement is afoot for a popular parking spot in Comox despite a temporary closure that should be complete prior to summertime use.
Brett Green, public works foreman for the Town of Comox, says the west parking lot/boat trailer parking near Marina Park will be resurfaced and will receive some underground improvements in draining.
“It’s one of the areas where the parking lot has reached the end of its lifespan,” he explained.
The improvement will happen in two stages, he added. The first stage will take place from May 6 to 27, as work is done underground.
The second stage will last from May 27 until June 1, and new curbing will be added.
Green noted they had to remove an older pine tree in the process as its roots were beginning to uproot, but will be replaced with “user-friendly” trees.
During the first part of the improvement, Green said the marina will be open, but there will be a delay in driving to the area, and traffic control will be in place.
For the second phase, the public can still access the parking lot, but it will be closed to boat and trailer unloading and there will be limited parking, noted Green, and added he is encouraging anyone to walk or bike to the area.
“The space is at a premium (right now), and this will increase the trailer parking by a couple of metres,” he said.
Green added he would like to thank everyone for their patience in the project and asks the public to please obey the traffic control personnel.