Work will begin next week to resurface and improve intersections along a busy stretch of Highway 19A in Nanaimo, making the drive along this section of highway safer, quicker and more reliable for people.
“The work underway this summer on Highway 19A will improve intersections through the Long Lake/Rutherford corridor,” said Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo. “This project is an investment in safety for Nanaimo residents and businesses and builds on the work completed last summer between Brechin Road and Norwell Drive.”
The intersections at Rutherford Road/Mostar Road and Oliver Road will be made safer with the addition of concrete barriers and raised concrete islands.
At the Rutherford Road intersection, new bus pads will be constructed for both northbound and southbound buses. On the highway at Long Lake, two existing culverts will be replaced with larger culverts to accommodate increased precipitation associated with climate change.
The project is valued at $4 million. A contract for the work has been awarded to Hub City Paving of Nanaimo. Work will begin following Canada Day and is expected to be completed in early fall 2019.
To minimize traffic delays, construction will be restricted to night time only. Motorists are reminded to obey construction signs and speed limits, and to watch for workers and traffic control personnel.
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