Contract Awarded for Stage 2 of Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade

(North Cowichan, BC) – Construction is set to begin again soon on Chemainus Road, with the contract for Stage 2 of the corridor upgrade project now awarded. The municipality is pleased to announce that Milestone Contracting Incorporated was the successful tender. Milestone is a local Nanaimo company with a broad range of experience in civil construction and working in communities on Vancouver Island since 2005.

Construction began last fall on Stage 1 of the project, which included work on the underground utilities. Stage 2 includes all of the above ground surface work; the new roundabout; sidewalk; paved bike lanes and newly paved roadway; landscaping and rain gardens; new signage; and new fencing on the east side of Chemainus Road.

“We’re excited to make this announcement today, which gets us one step closer to the finished project, which the community envisioned years ago with the 2011 Chemainus Town Centre Revitalization Plan,” says Mayor Siebring. “We expect this work to begin the second week of July, with an estimated completion date in late November.”

During Stage 2 construction, residents can expect some disruptions, including single-lane traffic and detours. For project updates and more, visit www.northcowichan.ca/ChemainusRoad or follow North Cowichan on Facebook, www.facebook.com/NorthCowichan.  

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Media Contact:         
Al Siebring, Mayor
Municipality of North Cowichan
T 250.746.3117
E mayor@NorthCowichan.ca