As part of its planning process, the City of Nanaimo identifies and combines projects of similar scope and proximity to achieve a more economical and comprehensive product. In some cases the project scope grows and exceeds the available budget; in these instances the project must be postponed to maintain fiscal responsibility. As such, the Wakesiah Avenue Corridor Improvement Project scheduled for construction in 2020/21 has been postponed to 2024 through to 2026.
Below is a brief summary of the project with links to results of the public survey undertaken, the concept plan and design report, which documents decisions made through the conceptual design stage.
The Wakesiah Avenue Corridor improvement Project aims to increase the safety and comfort of pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists while ensuring utility upgrades within the project area are completed in concert with the proposed surface improvements. The complete street concept will provide a comprehensive design that:
- Ensures comfortable and effective mobility for people of all ages and abilities;
- Improves safety, especially for those walking, cycling, or taking transit;
- Enhances public amenities in the corridor, make the streetscape more inviting, and provides connection to other trails and city facilities;
- Explores opportunities to integrate sustainable design, such as rainwater management;
- Identify frontage works for future development.
- Address the corridors aging infrastructure.
A survey was completed as part of the project’s public consultation process, thanks to all who took part in it; click the tab below to access it's results
Click the tab below to view the proposed corridor changes dynamically.
If you have any comments or questions on the proposed improvements contact us at 250-754-4251 or by email at EngineeringInfo@nanaimo.ca.