Royston multi-use path gets $500K boost from province

Royston multi-use path gets $500K boost from province
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The Comox Valley Regional District says a multi-use path will be built to connect the highway to Royston Elementary.

The Comox Valley Regional District will receive a $500,000 grant from the province to build a multi-use path to Royston Elementary from the B.C. government.

The path will be built to connect Island Highway to Royston Elementary. The CVRD says the project was sparked by concerns raised by the Royston Elementary Parents Advisory Committee about the lack of safety measures along this stretch for students getting to school by walking or biking.

The district applied to the BC Active Transportation grant for funding to build curbed buffering, pathways and crosswalks with flashing beacons along the stretch of the road.

“This is an exciting announcement as we work together as a committee towards building active transportation infrastructure in the Comox Valley,” explains CVRD Electoral Area A Director Daniel Arbour. “The Royston Road Multi-Use Path will be a great option for pedestrians and cyclists in the area to ensure children and parents can get to school safely.”

Construction on the project must be complete by March 31, 2025 in order to comply with the requirements of the grant.

The CVRD says the total cost of the project is estimated to be $583,418.

The proposed design of a section of the multi-use path, as presented in a staff report on Oct. 16, 2023. (CVRD)

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