Upgrades are coming to Comox Valley’s sewage system, and the regional district wants to talk about it.
Next year, the Comox Valley Regional District’s sewage system will be significantly upgraded along some of the region’s busiest roads, resulting in closures and traffic delays.
Called the Comox Valley Sewer Conveyance Project, construction on this project is expected to start in the summer 2023 and last 18-24 months. The project will see crews re-route sewer pipes further inland, where they will no longer be vulnerable to damage by waves, rocks and logs.
Furthermore, in addition to replacing the pipes and pump stations that move raw sewage to the treatment plant, the project will result in road upgrades within the Town of Comox that include new roundabouts at Glacier View Drive and Comox Avenue; and at Rodello Street and Comox Avenue.
Construction will affect all area residents and businesses along Comox Road and through downtown Comox and as a result, the Comox Regional District is holding multiple open houses to inform residents about the construction, traffic, and environmental and archeological impacts of the project.
“This is a complex project with construction impacts, traffic impacts and environmental and archaeological considerations. The reality is that anyone who lives, works or travels to/from the K’ómoks First Nation and the Town of Comox will be impacted,” Russell Dyson, the Comox Regional District’s chief administrative officer said in a press release. “The CVRD is working with many jurisdictions and partners to deliver this project smoothly and efficiently and minimize impacts where we can. Key to this will be regular and open communication with residents about what to expect during the construction period and how to plan accordingly.”
Open houses will be held on the following dates:
Monday, Nov. 7, 2-4 p.m., Little Red Church, 2182 Comox Ave, Comox
Thursday, Nov. 10, 4-6 p.m., Little Red Church, 2182 Comox Ave, Comox
Thursday, Nov. 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m., CVRD Civic Room, 770 Harmston Ave, Courtenay
There will also be an online Zoom webinar on Nov. 14 from 12-1 p.m. which people can register for by visiting www.connectcvrd.ca/conveyanceproject.