Construction planned for Terminal Avenue - Cypress St. to Mt Benson St.

Delays Expected

Summary

Motorists are advised that Fortis BC will be upgrading the gas main on Terminal Avenue between Cypress Street and Mt Benson Street starting Monday September 12th. The work is expected to take four to six weeks and the northbound slow lane will be closed during construction.

Motorists should anticipate delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

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Key Points

  • Drivers are asked to allow extra time for their commute.
  • Please obey all construction signage and traffic control personnel.

Quotes

"The City would like to thank motorists for their patience and cooperation."

Manager, Engineering Projects
City of Nanaimo

"FortisBC is working closely with the contractor and the City of Nanaimo to minimize traffic interruptions and complete the work as safely and quickly as possible. This project is part of the regular maintenance required to ensure continued safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to customers in the region. The existing pipe has been in continuous service since it was first installed in 1957 and the replacement work will extend service for decades to come. FortisBC does not anticipate any service disruption to customers as a result of construction."

Community & Aboriginal Relations Manager
Fortis BC
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Contact:

Phil Stewart
Manager, Engineering Projects
City of Nanaimo
250-755-4442

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