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Construction on Highway 19A switching gears this month

While a significant project achievement was reached on Campbell River’s waterfront project at the end of May, crews are barely pausing to celebrate.

Instead, they’re turning their eyes to the next steps and plans for the remainder of the year.

The sewer installation between Rotary Beach Park and 1st Avenue is now complete.

This is part of the larger sewer upgrades between the Big Rock Boat Ramp and the Maritime Heritage Centre underway since 2018.

After coming across significant groundwater in May, the city says the contractor was able to work through the area successfully and complete the tie-in to the already-installed pipe, with paving and clean up completed early this month.

There is still work to do to complete lift (pump) stations through the corridor though, but construction of these is not expected to disrupt traffic significantly.

Meanwhile, crews are now getting started on work between Simms Creek/Rockland Road and the Big Rock Boat Ramp for construction that will result in all new underground services, including undergrounding of overhead wires.

Construction will also include a new roadway with a centre turn lane, sidewalks, park spaces, a parking lot and roundabout.

Sometime this month, crews will start setting up in the area and begin to dig the trench on the west side of the highway.

The city says the focus over the summer months will be on underground services, before switching in the fall to focus on the above-ground improvements.

This extensive work will last until the end of the year and will require the closure of Rockland Road between Galerno Road and Highway 19A.

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