Parksville’s Temple Street will be busy

Info session on all the work that will be done on Temple Street to be presented at Parksville civic centre March 28

Temple Street — currently a mix of different road standards and styles — is next in line for a major upgrade.

Temple Street — currently a mix of different road standards and styles — is next in line for a major upgrade.

The City of Parksville and consultants are presenting their preliminary design review for extensive upgrades to two kilometres of Temple Street at a public information session next Thursday, March 28.

“The purpose was to analyze and produce an optimized road cross section on which to develop detailed design drawings,” the city explained in a news release.

Parksville council awarded the preliminary design for the $3.8 million project to Koers & Associates Engineering for $197,639 in July 2012 and is expected to bring the design to about 75 per cent complete with conceptual drawings and cost estimates.

The funding is included in the city’s 2012-2016 financial plan for work from Bay Avenue to 60 metres west of Phillips Road.

The road work, scheduled for later this year and 2014, will include the addition of missing infrastructure, upgrading older infrastructure and the addition of a pedestrian path and/or sidewalk.

The drop-in information session will be held March 28 in the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre (100 Jensen Avenue East), from 5 to 8 p.m.