Sep 26, 2016

Temple Street Upgrade

Temple Street Upgrade Phase Two – Now Complete July 25, 2016

The City would like to thank the Temple Street Upgrade Phase Two neighbourhood for their patience during the past year of construction work. The work is now officially complete and looks great from the planned design to project execution. We would also like to acknowledge and thank Knappett Industries (2006) Ltd. and Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd. for their contributions toward a successful project. The contractor Knappett Industries (2006) Ltd. and the project construction management team at Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd. were successful in upgrading the project without experiencing any major concerns throughout the project, safety or otherwise.

Temple Street now has two kilometres of continuous sidewalks and bike lanes, as well as new LED lighting. The City welcomes feedback from the neighbourhood. Achieving absolute success is a challenge with all projects on any street. The City's continued goal is to create streets that will serve all members of the public for many years.

The Engineering Department's next major road upgrade will be Corfield Street, between Highway 19A and Stanford Avenue. A Public Open House is currently scheduled for late September where 50 percent designed drawings will be available for review and feedback on the proposed design.

PHASE 2 - Chinook Avenue to Bay Avenue

October 8, 2015
The City of Parksville awarded the Temple Street Upgrade – Phase 2 contract to Knappett Industries Ltd to construct municipal infrastructures upgrades on Temple Street between Chinook Avenue and Bay Avenue. The work includes reconstruction, widening (including bike lanes) and upgrading of 1,000 metres of roadway and underground infrastructure. The underground infrastructure includes; replacing asbestos cement water mains as well as installing new storm drainage mains and house services to complete the storm drainage system. Dedicated bike lanes and a continuous sidewalk on the Highway 19A side of the street will be installed to formalize pedestrian and cycling network plans. The corridor will have 'life-cycle' energy efficient LED streetlights.

Construction began on September 21 and should be substantially complete in June 2016. Final completion is dependent on winter weather conditions. As with all major road construction, there will be some inconveniences during construction and the City appreciates the cooperation and patience of residents during these periods. Traffic will be open to local residents and emergency vehicles. Temporary road closures and potable water disruptions will occur in order to perform work in a safe and efficient manner. The contractor will provide notification to local residents at least 48 hours prior to such work.

As the Temple Street corridor is limited for areas to store construction materials, equipment and materials may be stored on boulevards at strategic locations to facilitate construction activities. The City hopes the residents will understand and be patient while the construction occurs, however if there are any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Questions or concerns should be addressed to:


Temple Street Upgrades – (90-95% Drawings)


April 29, 2015
The City is preparing to tender for the construction of municipal infrastructure upgrades for the section of Temple Street, between Chinook Avenue and Bay Avenue.

The Temple Street upgrade work will include reconstruction, widening (including bike lanes) and upgrading of 1,000 metres of roadway and underground infrastructure. The underground infrastructure includes replacing asbestos cement water mains, as well as the installation of new storm drainage mains and house services to complete the storm drainage system. Dedicated bike lanes and a continuous sidewalk on the Highway 19A side of the street will be installed to formalize pedestrian and cycling network plans. The corridor will have 'life-cycle' energy efficient LED streetlights.

As with all major road construction projects, there will be some inconveniences and we appreciate your cooperation and patience during these periods. Please note that while the City of Parksville will safeguard against damage to private property, it is not possible to guarantee the protection of items placed, installed or planted within the road right-of-way by residents. These items can include, but are not limited to retaining walls, fencing, specialized landscaping, irrigation or boulevard trees. The City will make every effort to protect items within the right-of-way and match existing landscaping; however, there will be cases where it is not feasible or practical to do so.

The City also consulted with a certified professional arborist to evaluate the trees along the right-of-way and identify the potential for construction impacts. While the City has a plan in place to limit tree damage, some larger trees adjacent to the right-of-way may still be compromised due to the nature of the construction and require removal. In these circumstances, affected residents will be notified immediately.

PHASE 1 - Chinook Avenue to west of Phillips Street

The City of Parksville awarded the Temple Street contract to Locar Industries Ltd to construct municipal infrastructures upgrades on Temple Street between Phillips Street and Chinook Avenue. The work includes reconstruction, widening (including bike lanes) and upgrading of 1,000 metres of roadway and underground infrastructure. The underground infrastructure includes replacing asbestos cement water mains as well as installing new storm drainage mains and house services to complete the storm drainage system. Dedicated bike lanes and a continuous sidewalk on the Highway 19A side of the street will be installed to formalize pedestrian and cycling network plans. The corridor will have 'life-cycle' energy efficient LED streetlights.

Construction began on September 8 and should be substantially complete in June 2015. Final completion is dependent on winter weather conditions. As with all major road construction, there will be some inconveniences during construction and the City appreciates the cooperation and patience of residents during these periods. Traffic will be open to local residents and emergency vehicles. Temporary road closures and potable water disruptions will occur in order to perform work in a safe and efficient manner. The contractor will provide notification to local residents at least 48 hours prior to such work. Locar Industries will store materials and equipment at the Sunray Road dead-end and also at the Digby Road dead-end. Both storage areas will be behind fencing.

Questions or concerns should be addressed to John Diggins, Project Manager, Engineering and Operations Department at 250 248 5412 or JDiggins@parksville.ca



June 2014
As part of ongoing capital upgrades and infrastructure renewal, the City’s engineering department has received design drawings (95% complete) for the Temple Street upgrade capital works project. In consultation with civil engineering consultant, Koers and Associates Engineering Ltd, the City has decided to construct the project over two years. The first phase of the project will be between Phillips Avenue to Chinook Avenue approximately. The total length of the Temple Street upgrade is about 2,000 meters long and includes the addition of missing infrastructure, the upgrading of older infrastructure and provision of a continuous pedestrian facility.

The City of Parksville and Koers and Associates Engineering have begun work to tender the project for summer construction however, at this time, no firm dates are available. An initial public information session was held in March 2013 with a second information session in October 2013 at which public input was solicited and concerns gathered. At this time, the drawings are being reviewed one last time by the City prior to tendering and are available for information on the City’s website for viewing. Comments are welcome and may be emailed to JDiggins@parksville.ca.

Koers & Associates Engineering 95% Drawings

March 2013 – Public information session

October 2013 – Public Information session



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