Nov 20, 2017

Corfield Street Upgrades

Corfield Street Upgrades and Jensen Greenway Project

    November 9, 2017
At the November 6 meeting, Parksville Council authorized the award of the construction contract for Corfield Street upgrades and the Jensen Greenway trail to Locar Industries Ltd in the amount of $2,664,287.80 (plus tax). Work is expected to begin in about three weeks with the construction schedule confirmed at the first construction meeting later this month.


The City will communicate regularly with the businesses and residents on Corfield Street affected by the construction. These updates will be provided on this page as well as in the City news page published monthly in the PQB News.


This project has been two years in the making and is a significant investment for the City. Improvements will be made to the road, water, sewer and drainage on Corfield as well as a new multi-use greenway along the Jensen Avenue alignment from Corfield to McVickers Street. The City is working to improve pedestrian and cycling safety and formalize traffic lanes and parking on Corfield Avenue from Highway 19A to Stanford.
  • Reconstruction of the roadway complete with two travel lanes, parking, sidewalks, and dedicated bicycle lanes between Stanford Avenue and Highway 19A.
  • Replace/upgrade watermains, sanitary sewer and storm drainage infrastructure.
  • Downtown beautification with the undergrounding of existing overhead Hydro, Telus and Shaw utilities underground from Jensen Avenue to Highway 19A.
  • Three metre-wide sidewalks to downtown standards (eastside of Corfield) complete with ornamental streetlights, street trees and bump-outs with landscaping from Jensen Avenue to Highway 19A.
  • Three metre-wide x 400 metre long illuminated paved multi-use trail from Corfield Street to McVickers Street.
  • Three-way stop at the intersection of Corfield Street and Jensen Avenue will be added.


This project has received grant funding as follows:
  • BikeBC Program for $179,890 towards construction of the Jensen Greenway trail. These funds will be used to offset the cost of lighting and safety measures for pedestrians and cyclists at Corfield, Bagshaw and McVickers streets.
  • BC Hydro Beautification program provided $101,191 towards the undergrounding of overhead power lines.
As well, the storm drainage network improvements will be funded by development cost charges.

Project Manager:
Fred Pakkala, Engineering Technologist III 250 951-2479;

Media contact:
Deb Tardiff, Manager of Communications 250 954-3073;

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