The project has been separated into three phases:
Phase I - Conceptual Design (2019)
The objectives for Phase I include the completion of a conceptual corridor plan for Wakesiah Avenue from First Street to Sixth street and Fifth Street from Wakesiah Avenue to Highway 19. Conceptual design material will be presented to the public through survey, select information kiosks, this website and targeted consultations with key stakeholders such as Vancouver Island University (VIU), Nanaimo District Secondary School (NDSS), Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) Transit and neighborhood residents through the Harewood Community Association (HCA).
Phase II - 50% Detailed Design (2020)
With the project's postponement, the objective for Phase II is to complete the 50% detailed design and cost estimate by January 2020. The design will then be suspended until 2022/23 when it will be resumed and completed.
Phase III - Construction (2024-2026)