Running track in Courtenay being resurfaced

The Vanier Secondary School running track is being resurfaced over the course of the summer with an anticipated completion date of Sept. 6.

The Vanier Secondary School running track is being resurfaced over the course of the summer with an anticipated completion date of Sept. 6.

The project is a 50/50 split between the regional district and School District 71, budgeted at $992,000.

Construction estimates came in at $975,000, which includes storm drainage around the inside of the track, curbing, and asphalt that will adhere to the matting.

“It’s a big project and it’s very time-sensitive,” said Darcy Walters, senior manager of recreational facilities. “There’s a small window of opportunity to get this track laid down because it doesn’t like getting moisture in the air. So it has to be a very dry period in order to get this laid down properly.”

The track was last resurfaced in 2000. It had been slated for resurfacing last summer but turned out to be in worse shape than expected. Costs last year had exceeded the original budget of $660,000.

reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

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