After being closed over the summer, the Big Rock Boat Ramp has reopened in Campbell River. The first phase of upgrades is complete. Photo courtesy the City of Campbell River.

After being closed over the summer, the Big Rock Boat Ramp has reopened in Campbell River. The first phase of upgrades is complete. Photo courtesy the City of Campbell River.

The City of Campbell River says the popular Big Rock Boat Ramp is open again since upgrades have been completed to improve the facility.

The city says phase one of the upgrades at the ramp has finished with improved breakwaters, a refined ramp, a new floating dock system and an additional parking.

The city says the upgrades will make launching safer, with the ramp widened and the angle reduced, repaved with a high traction finish.

Upgrades at the ramp are estimated to cost $2.1 million with funding from the Federal Gas Tax.

The boat ramp was closed in June and the Big Rock Boat Ramp improvement project includes two phases of work.

The second phase will include parking lot arrangements and vehicle movement enhancements, park and public amenities and a possible fish cleaning station.

City officials say design and planning options for phase two will be considered sometime next year.

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