Terminal Avenue Upgrades – Phase 1 C1286

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Project Description

UPDATES: Gordon Street crosswalk at Terminal Ave CLOSED until April 2024 (see attached Gordon Street Xwalk).

The Terminal Avenue Upgrades Phase 1 Project is a comprehensive upgrade of utilities and public realm improvements from Commercial Street to Esplanade and includes:

  • Storm Sewer and Watermain Replacements
  • Re-routing sidewalks at Pioneer Square Park and the Italian Fountain to provide a buffer to pedestrians from Terminal including raised crossings at Commercial Street and Gordon Street
  • Upgraded street lighting for vehicles and increased lighting through Italian Fountain for pedestrians
  • New traffic signals at Commercial Street, Gordon Street and Esplanade with real time connection and revised timings to reduce delays
  • Native and drought-resistant plantings at Italian Fountain and Pioneer Square Park for a natural feel. Landscaping is designed to meet CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) to promote comfortable travel through the area without impeding sight lines
  • Cyclist crossings at Esplanade and Terminal as part of the Downtown Cycling Loop.
  • For more information: https://www.nanaimo.ca/your-government/projects/terminal-avenue-upgrades

General Considerations

  • While there will be delays during peak travel times, through traffic will be permitted on Terminal Avenue with one lane open in each direction.
  • Travel speeds will be lower in the construction zone and there will be some restrictions on turning from time to time.
  • Pedestrian crossings will be maintained at Esplanade and Commercial Streets.
  • All businesses will remain open during construction with a minimum of one access route.
  • Parking at Victoria Crescent, Cavan Street, Shaw Lane and the Port Place Mall will be accessible with only minor interruptions.
  • Typical hours of work for this project will be Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with work after hours and weekends as required.
  • Construction noise and vibration should be expected during working hours.
  • If you live in the area and have young children, please advise them of the dangers of construction and the limited visibility of heavy equipment and trucks.

Construction Value: $7,300,000.00

Estimate Construction Start Date: July 4, 2023

Estimate Construction Completion Date: Spring 2024

Windley Contracting Ltd.



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