Work set to begin on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar next week

Columbia Avenue in Castlegar is about to see some major improvements.

The Complete Streets Project get's under way next week.

Work includes the full replacement of all underground infrastructure, new pavement, new sidewalk and bike lanes. as well as re-paving Columbia Avenue, and installing new banner poles, street furniture and trees.

Stephanie Pelletier is the Public Relations Communications Coordinator for Marwest Industries, who are doing the work, which starts Monday.

Traffic is expected to remain two lanes, and she says workers will try to make every effort to keep temporary disruptions to a minimum.

The Columbia Avenue project's total budget is now $7.4 Million dollars.