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Pair of Parksville streets to get a makeover

Construction to start on Pym Street and Forsyth Avenue

Pym Street and Forsyth Avenue in Parksville are getting a makeover.

The city announced that work will begin this week, with construction to be mostly completed by the end of September.

The project includes: “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. 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.

READ MORE: UPDATE: Nanoose Bay residents miffed as roadwork on Northwest Bay Road causing long delays

Some delays are expected.

Traffic will remain open to local residents and emergency vehicles, but temporary road closures will happen throughout construction. Potable water disruptions may also occur, but residents will be notified at least 48 hours before.

— NEWS staff, submitted

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