Construction season in full swing

NANAIMO – Construction ramps up for summer in the city.

Summer is construction season in Nanaimo, with several city projects already underway and more – involving water, sewer, road, sidewalk and bike lane improvements – will start in coming months.

Projects currently active include the Hospital Area Transportation and Utility Upgrade project, which should be complete in December. Expect single lane alternating traffic along Boundary Avenue, Boundary Crescent, Dufferin Crescent, Waddington Avenue and Townsite Road with short term road closures and temporary detours.

Neyland Road water main replacement will be ongoing until September with single lane alternating traffic along Neyland Road.

Wakesiah Avenue culvert replacement will happen July to September with  single lane alternating traffic between Second and Third streets with a full road closure in August and vehicle access limited to local residents.

Northfield and Boundary roads intersection will start in September and carry on until June 2016 and involve significant traffic delays. Traffic management preparation and detour planning is underway to mitigate impacts.

Drivers are urged to use extra caution driving through construction zones. be aware of on-site workers, obey posted construction signs, follow directions of traffic control personnel and allow extra time to get to destinations and where possible use alternative routes.

Local businesses in construction zones are always accessible and open for business.

Drivers are urged to can plan commutes and avoid delays by visiting the City’s Current Construction Projects website.