A cross section of the Columbia Avenue Complete Street Project.

Less than a month left of Columbia Ave. road work

Castlegar drivers will have to endure congestion and delays in the final weeks of construction.

Progress continues on the Columbia Avenue Complete Streets construction project and completion of road work is expected to be less than a month away.

A substantial completion date for the project has been set for November 2 with finishing touches such as bench and tree installations occurring in the weeks to follow. Depending on the weather, some tree installations may have to wait until spring.

The water system tie-in will be happening this week on the east side of Columbia Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets.

Curbing of the second section of the project is expected to take place around October 20 and the second round of paving is scheduled for the end of October.

Marwest says that at times things may be pretty congested through the area as workers from Fortis, Telus and the city may be on site at the same time as paving is taking place.

“As constraints on mobility and space become tighter during the Columbia Avenue upgrades, Marwest and the City of Castlegar are requesting that you prepare your time for travel accordingly,” said a Marwest press release.

“Allowing for additional time to your journey will not only ensure that you arrive on time, but you will arrive safely at your destination.”

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transportation has begun resurfacing work on Hwy 3/3A between Ootischenia and Playmor Junction making traffic through the alternate route around Columbia Avenue also congested and causing more frequent and longer delays on Columbia Avenue.

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