Detours will be needed in Courtenay

Fitzgerald Avenue commuters are asked to find alternate routes during coming roadwork.

Fitzgerald Avenue commuters are asked to find alternate routes during coming roadwork.

This Thursday, the City of Courtenay is planning to begin road improvements and paving along Fitzgerald between Eighth and 17th streets. The work will take place between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. It is expected to be completed by this Friday weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, paving will proceed on the next viable day.

During construction, Fitzgerald will be subject to intermittent closures and/or reduced to single-lane vehicle traffic.

Commuters can expect delays and should use alternate routes if possible.

“Fitzgerald is normally a fairly busy roadway, and traffic can make it challenging to complete these projects in a safe and timely manner,” said James Nixon, assistant manager, roads and parks. “We’d really appreciate if drivers could help relieve some of the pressure and use an alternate route while these repairs are taking place.”

Parking on Fitzgerald will be temporarily restricted. Vehicles left parked in the construction area during construction hours will be towed. Sidewalks will remain open to permit pedestrian access.

All attempts will be made to maintain vehicle access to local residents, though there may be times when road closures are necessary.

Commuters are asked to use caution and obey flag personnel and posted traffic signs.

During construction, bus stops along Fitzgerald will be accessible. Traffic control personnel will be on hand to assist all road users, including transit users, vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

For more information, call 250-338-1525.

The City extends its appreciation for your co-operation and patience during this project.

— City of Courtenay

 

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