An overview of roadwork, required forcemain replacement work and resulting careful environmental planning at Goose Spit will be shared with the public at an open house hosted by the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) later this month.
The open house will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Comox Senior’s Association – d’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave., Comox.
The construction, scheduled for spring 2017, will replace the existing aging forcemain sewer pipe which crosses the estuary. The new route will travel along Goose Spit Road and westward to Croteau/Docliddle Roads, where it will connect to a Town of Comox forcemain and ultimately the Comox Valley Water Pollution Control Centre.
“The CVRD is striving to minimize construction impacts on area residents and park users while also protecting the sensitive environment of Goose Spit,” said Kris La Rose, senior manager of water and wastewater services. “The open house will give residents information about what to expect across the phases of construction once the work commences.”
Informational displays and project experts will be on hand at the event to share details and answer questions. A presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m., delivering an overview of the project background, construction process and plans to protect Goose Spit’s sensitive habitats of eel grass, yellow sand verbena plants and moths.