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Comox Valley RD's Royston Road Multi-Use Path Receives Provincial Funding

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 7:27 AM

By Jay Herrington

(PHOTO Comox Valley RD X, formerly Twitter)

The Comox Valley Regional District will receive a $500,000 BC Active Transportation grant to go towards the construction of a multi-use path between the Island Highway/Royston Road intersection and Royston Elementary School.

CVRD Electoral Area A Director Daniel Arbour says the path will be a great option for pedestrians and cyclists in the area to ensure children and parents can get to school safely.

The CVRD says it has heard numerous concerns from the Royston Elementary Parents Advisory Committee about a lack of safety measures for students who want to walk or bike to school.

The project involved engagement with the Royston Elementary PAC, Comox Valley Schools staff, and the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition.

The path will extend from the Island Highway/Royston Road intersection to Royston Elementary School, traveling along the north side of Royston Road and the east side of Livingstone Road.

Funding from the grant will cover 70 per cent of the total project cost, up to a maximum of $500,000.

The remaining funds for the project will be provided through the Electoral Areas Community Parks and Greenways Service.

Staff are now in the process of obtaining engineered, construction-ready drawings so a contractor can be found to complete the path.

For more information on the project and to view progress, visit Comox Valley Regional District.

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