Bowen Road - Utility & Corridor Upgrades

Each year the City of Nanaimo (City) undertakes capital improvement projects driven by growth, development, asset management, and other priority-based frameworks. As part of the City’s strategic planning process the 5-year Capital Plan identifies these projects and where possible combines those of similar scope and proximity to achieve economy of scale and a comprehensive product. There are several infrastructure improvements scheduled for construction within the Bowen Road corridor in 2020. As a result, these projects have been combined to create a comprehensive project that helps achieve the City’s goals.

Upgrades that Bowen Road (between Hwy 19A and Labieux Road) include, but are not limited to:


Bowen Road aims to increase the safety and comfort for people who walk, bike, take transit, and drive while ensuring that utility upgrades within the project area are completed with the proposed surface improvements.


If you have any comments or questions on the proposed improvements, please contact us at 250-754-4251 Ext 4230 or email

  • Progress

    Project Update:

    September 2019: Please be advised that Herold Engineering working for the City of Nanaimo, will be completing a topographic survey along Bowen Road between Labieux Road and Highway 19A. As part of the survey, surveyors will be required to enter the edge of your property to survey existing ground elevations, fences, and trees.

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  • Details

    The project limits are as shown:Bowen

  • Background

    Bowen Road is classified as an arterial roadway and is one of the City’s largest transportation corridors carrying approximately 20,000 vehicles a day, including transit and trucks. Currently RDN Transit runs the #30 and #40 along the corridor and it is included within the City’s municipal truck route network. The posted speed is 50km/hr accommodating a five-lane cross-section (two lanes in each direction with center turn bays).

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