Jul 2, 2020

Projects Underway

Hirst Avenue West Streetscape and Utility Upgrades Project
Expected completion 2020
Detailed design is nearing completion and is being reviewed by engineering staff. Tendering is preliminarily anticipated fall 2020 for construction spring 2021.

Memorial Avenue Streetscape and Utility Upgrades Project
Expected Completion 2020
Design Concept
Following a robust public engagement initiative and thorough review of the 34 memorial trees that line this iconic street, several conceptual design options have been developed that deliver on the project’s mandate to maintain and enhance the health of the elm trees. Council approved a future layout for Memorial Avenue which includes one-way traffic and an exciting new town square at the east end of the street. For more information about this project and how to participate please visit



Moss Avenue Upgrade
Expected Completion 2021
Project drawings
This upgrade project is in the City’s workplan for re-tender construction in late 2020.

Pym Street/ Forsyth Avenue Upgrades
Expected Completion September 2020
Project drawings
The City has awarded a contract to Milestone Contracting Inc for the Pym Street North and Forsyth Avenue renewal project. Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd will provide construction management services for this project. Work will begin the week of June 22 and is expected to be substantially complete by the end of September.

  • The Pym Street portion will include replacement of about 250 metres of existing asbestos cement watermain and the rebuilding of 300 metres of roadway from Forsyth Avenue to Humphrey Road. New streetlight infrastructure will replace the existing BC Hydro streetlights leaded by the City.
  • The Forsyth Avenue portion of the project includes replacement of about 170 metres of asbestos cement watermain and the installation of a formalized drainage system from Pym Street to Cameron Street.

  • As with major road construction, some inconveniences should be expected. We appreciate the cooperation and patience of the public during project construction. Traffic will be open to local residents and emergency vehicles; however, temporary road closures, including intermittent alternating single-lane usage and possible detours and potable water disruptions may occur in order to perform necessary work in a safe and efficient manner. In this event, the contractor is required to notify local residents a minimum of 48 hours prior to undertaking the work.

    Pym and Forsyth - Let's Talk Parksville

    Bagshaw Street Upgrades
    The project consultant, ISL Engineering, has started creating conceptual design options for Bagshaw Street to replace underground infrastructure and improve the streetscape functionality. Project information is posted at Bagshaw Street and Jensen Avenue Greenway intersection and public engagement opportunities are planned for summer 2020. Construction is preliminarily anticipated to begin spring 2020.

    Springwood Park Pickleball Courts
    A siting study was completed for this project and the feasibility of utilizing alternative funding sources and locations within the City is now being explored.

    Parksville Community Park Stormwater Management Master Plan
    A grant application to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund was approved for $168,300 for this project. This stormwater master plan will support the City’s 25 vision for the Parksville Community Park, supporting the expansion of the park’s amenities while maximizing the functionality of existing facilities. This plan will include long-term rainfall and sea level projections in order to maximize the park’s resiliency to climate change.

    Rathtrevor Trail Development
    The City continues to work with the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to address the need for better pedestrian and bicyclist connectivity from Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and the Resort Drive area to downtown Parksville and the Parksville Community Park.

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