Cousins Avenue Upgrades Project

Oct 9, 2023

The City of Courtenay is preparing to upgrade Cousins Avenue, between Willemar Avenue and 20th Street. The project will include road improvements, repaving and replacement of underground services that have reached the end of their life or require upsizing to serve our growing community.

This upgrade project also offers an opportunity to study current traffic flow and parking challenges in the area and investigate road and pedestrian improvements such as:

  • parking
  • sidewalks
  • trail connections
  • curbing
  • landscaping
Bob Wells

Mayor, City of Courtenay

What’s Happening Now

The City has retained McElhanney to develop the options analysis for these upgrades. They are currently working on design options for the area, to be considered by the City, stakeholder groups and the public.

Public Engagement Opportunities

To ensure the plan ahead considers residents and businesses in the area, the City will consult with the community on design options for the corridor.

Join us at a drop-in open house:

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre
    411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay, BC

Drop-in to learn more, ask questions to the project team and provide your feedback.

Public feedback will help the project team refine three design options, which will then be presented to the council for consideration in early 2024.

Watch this page for more details on an online survey coming in October 2023.

Project Timeline

The below is an estimated timeline and will be updated as the project progresses:

  • Fall 2023: Public open house to receive feedback on design options.
  • Early 2024: Design options presented to Council for consideration.
  • 2024: Detailed design begins.
  • 2025: Construction starts.

Project Map