Comox residents and drivers are cautioned to keep an eye out when driving on Port Augusta Street later this month as work to fix a storm sewer main will begin.
Brett Green, public works foreman for the town, explained road work will begin soon on the 60-year-old sewer, which has to be fully replaced as it has cracked.
Last month, the town’s engineer Shelley Ashfield told council sections of the sewer from Beaufort Avenue to the outfall is failing and in the last six months have created issues for surrounding properties.
Comox council authorized staff to spend up to $80,000 to fix the sewer main.
Staff will begin the work, which will require manipulating near gas lines, but will not require any service shut-downs, added Green.
There will be traffic delays during the work — particularly Feb. 23, 24 and 25 — and he is asking drivers to be patient and follow instructions of traffic control personell.
Green added businesses around the area are working co-operatively with the Town and will remain open during the road work.