Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena, Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard and Comox Valley Regional District board chair Bruce Jolliffe walk across the newly-opened North Courtenay Connector. Photo by Erin Haluschak

New connector now open in Courtenay

A new connection between Highway 19 and north Courtenay is now open.

The new North Courtenay Connector – which was officially opened Friday – is a 700m long roadway which connects Headquarters and Piercy roads north of Dove Creek Road, making a continuous route between Vanier Drive and Condensory Road, with no stop signs or signal lights.

A multi-use trail was built alongside the river, and road shoulders were also widened and paved between the new bridge and Condensory Road.

The bridge replaces the one-lane crossing of the Tsolum River, located on Dove Creek Road.

Construction of the project began in 2016 at a cost of $15 million.

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