Transportation Network Improvement Project

Transportation Network Improvement Project

 

Wharf Street Redesign Public Engagement:

Safety?  Traffic Flow?  One-Way?

Pedestrian and Bicycle Movements?

Loading/Unloading?  Parking?

The Village of Queen Charlotte is re-designing Wharf Street with the support of ISL Engineering.  Before developing plans or making decisions, we would like to understand how you use the street, what you love about it, and what you think can be improved.  There are four ways you can participate between April 1 and April 26, 2019:

1. On-line Survey:

Fill out our on-line survey at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WharfStDesign

2. Downtown Drop-In at Causeway Convenience Store:

Drop by the Causeway Convenience Store, check out the map, and drop off your feedback on the cards provided.

3. Come out to a neighborhood meeting:

Oceanview Restaurant

April 17, 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Appetizers provided by the Village

4. Email or Drop Off the Survey at the Village Office:

Complete the mail out survey and return it to the Village Office or send it via email to cao@queencharlotte.ca.

Note:  We ask that individuals only submit feedback through one method.

Once the design options are complete, the Village will host another opportunity for residents and businesses to provide input before Council makes the final decision.  The Wharf Street Improvement plans are part of our $4 million dollar, 3-year Transportation Improvement Project funded by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Gas Tax Grant.

 

 

Report to Council - Year 1 Report - January 21, 2019

Schedule A - Map of Year 1 Paving

 

Queen Charlotte to receive $4 million grant

Project made possible thanks to the Federal Gas Tax Fund

March 9, 2018, Village of Queen Charlotte, BC – The Village of Queen Charlotte has been approved by the Federal Gas Tax Strategic Priorities Fund for a 3-year $4 million Transportation Network Improvement Project.

The planned upgrades are based on the 2005 Road Safety and Operations Review, the 2016 Road Asset Management Survey and the 2017 Bicycle Network Plan. The project will decrease annual maintenance costs, improve safety, and provide a number of other benefits for the community. Planned improvements include:

• Paving gravel roads, alleys and parking areas
• Improving drainage and replacing culverts
• Widening intersections and creating cul-de-sac turnarounds
• Road resurfacing
• Wharf Street safety improvements
• Connecting the gravel walking trail from 9th street to the Day Park

Along with the local employment the project will create, indirect benefits to the local economy will include creating better access for locals and tourists to shops and services, improving active transportation options, and increasing access to undeveloped lands. This in turn will promote the development of new housing, providing additional jobs for local contractors and tradespeople and encouraging new residents to live in the community.

The Strategic Priorities Fund will cover 100% of the $4 million dollar funding for this project. Each year, the Government of Canada provides over $278 million in funding for local government infrastructure projects across British Columbia through the Federal Gas Tax Fund. The Union of BC Municipalities administers the Federal Gas Tax Fund in British Columbia in partnership with the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

Quotes
Jennifer Rice, MLA for North Coast
"Community infrastructure makes for great places to live and visit. Through a partnership with all levels of government, this investment will really help to improve Charlotte's downtown core and make it better for pedestrians and drivers."

Director Wendy Booth, President, Union of BC Municipalities
“Communities across BC are looking for funding to replace, upgrade and expand local infrastructure. The federal Gas Tax Fund is accelerating the pace of infrastructure renewal through the transfer of close to $3 billion since 2005 for projects in our province. I appreciate the Government of Canada’s long term commitment to fund priorities identified by BC local governments.”

Mayor Greg Martin, Village of Queen Charlotte
“We were very happy to have this grant approved as it will really improve safety and reduce our operating costs while improving the quality of living for our residents. The added bonus will be the potential to open up existing properties for residential development to help address our housing shortage. This is the type of infrastructure investment that can really benefit small, rural and remote communities and we appreciate being able to access the federal Gas Tax Fund.”

Links
To learn more about the federal Gas Tax Fund visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html.
To see all projects funded through this intake, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/16553

 

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