Vehicle access to Parksville beach closed Tuesday through Friday

You can still park close by in the overflow area behind the curling rink

  • Mar. 24, 2015 7:00 p.m.

You may have to walk a little farther this week to access one of Canada’s greatest beaches.

The City of Parksville says the beachfront road in Community Park will be closed today through Friday, eliminating all vehicle access to the beachfront. Late each afternoon, the city says it will attempt to reopen the road.

“However, it is possible the road will remain closed overnight,” the city said through a news release. “During this time, vehicle parking will be accommodated in the overflow parking area behind the curling rink.”

The work being done includes repair of the drainage issues which cause roadway flooding in heavy rain. The city said this will involve trenching about 30 metres past the washroom building to install catch basins and drainage pipe.

Meanwhile, construction on the food truck pads is underway with the water connection to the site completed on March 18 and electrical trenching to be completed this week, according to the city.

— NEWS Staff/City of Parksville

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