CAMPBELL RIVER B.C – Campbell River crews will be replacing parts of the road along highway 19A over the next two weeks.

According to a release from the City of Campbell River, work to replace the temporary paving between Maritime Heritage Centre and 1st Avenue will begin today.

The full width of the roadway along this stretch will be repaved, and the City recommends that drivers use alternative routes to avoid delays from the single-lane closure.

There will be alternating traffic between 9 a.m and 5 p.m daily, and outside of those times drivers can expect rough, uneven surfaces and are reminded to drive slowly and cautiously.

Crews will begin the work by grinding approximately two inches off of the existing asphalt before repaving will begin. The work is expected to take two weeks, and is weather dependent.

Dave Morris, the City’s general manager of assets and operations, said in the release they will work quickly to minimize the effect on residents.

“This is a key route for people coming in and out of our downtown core, and we will be looking to have it finished as quickly as possible while ensuring the work is completed well.”

The repaving wraps up the first phase of the waterfront sewer work completed in 2018.

In 2019, the installation of newer, larger pipe will continue south from 1st Avenue to near the Big Rock boat ramp. Simultaneously, underground services upgrades will be happening from Rockland Road north to the boat ramp.

This work will begin in May and June, and more information will be shared as details are confirmed.

For more information on current and future projects, visit campbellriver.ca/waterfrontsewer.