Posted: August 26, 2019
Monday, August 26, 2019
For Immediate Release
Tofino Begins Construction on Two Multi Use Path (MUP) Projects
Read More for MUP Improvements and the Extension to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
MUP Resurfacing at Abraham Drive to 100m North of Hellesen Drive (Sea Otter Place)
The District of Tofino is working towards improving and widening the Multi-Use Path (MUP). On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 construction will begin on a section of the MUP damaged by tree roots. The work involves the complete replacement of approx. 340 lineal metres of MUP to an increased paved width of 3 metres. Root guards will be installed to prevent further damage. The end result will be a smoother, wider and safer MUP at this location.
In conjunction with this work, a failing culvert underneath Abraham Drive at Pacific Rim Highway will also be replaced. There will be some traffic disruption throughout these works. The work is anticipated to take approximately 3 weeks.
For public safety, the MUP at this location will be closed to pedestrian and cycling traffic while construction is underway, Monday to Friday, 7:30-5:00 pm. Alternate cycling/pedestrian access is available via Hellesen Drive and Abraham Drive.
The MUP resurfacing project is funded through Federal Gas Tax Community Works and Resort Municipality Initiative funding.
Cox Bay Visitor Centre to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve Boundary
Work will begin Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 on Tofino’s Multi-Use Path Extension to Pacific Rim National Park. The project will connect Tofino’s existing multi-use path from its current terminus at the Cox Bay Visitor Information Centre to the northern boundary of the Pacific Rim
National Park Reserve (PRNPR), providing a safe and continuous route to the ?apsc?iik ta?s?ii (pronounced ups-cheek ta-shee) multi-use trail.
The new path will provide a safe and accessible route for pedestrians, runners and cyclists and promote non-motorized transportation in the west coast region.
Work will include the extension of several significant culverts, installation of a prefabricated bridge and the construction of engineered retaining walls to support the 3 metre wide asphalt path. Traffic will be single lane, alternating as required throughout the project. Please follow Drive BC (www.drivebc.ca) for up to date traffic information.
This project is funded through several significant grants, including Bike BC and Federal Gas Tax Strategic Priorities Funding, a contribution from Island Coastal Economic Trust as well as Resort Municipality Initiative Funding. The project is scheduled to complete in the summer of 2020.
The community’s patience and cooperation during construction is appreciated.
Should you have any questions regarding either of the above projects, please contact:
Manager of Public Spaces, Cultural and Visitor Initiatives
District of Tofino
(T) 250 725 3229 ext 613