‘Badly needed’ upgrades coming to pathway in Tofino

'Badly needed' upgrades coming to pathway in Tofino
A map showing the area of planned upgrades. (District of Tofino)

Upgrades are coming to a stretch of popular pavement in Tofino.

According to the District of Tofino, upgrades are expected to begin on the multi-use pathway on Campbell Street from Olsen Road to Gibson Street.

Once completed, the upgrades will result in the construction of 430 lineal metres of a separated multi-use pathway as well as a multi-modal transportation node that includes a transit stop.

The District of Tofino called the planned upgrades along the stretch of pathway as “badly needed” safety and infrastructure improvements.

“The section of pathway between Olsen Road and Gibson Street has been increasingly challenging and several short-term interventions have been piloted in recent years to help manage safety concerns,” the district said on its website.

The upgrades will support Tofino Free Summer Shuttle as well as the new incoming regional BC Transit service, bicycle parking as well as a limited number of on-street parking spaces.

The project is expected to cost $800,000 which will be funded from a grant of the same amount that the district received from the provincial government last year.

Should costs exceed $800,000, the district says Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) funds will be used.



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