Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail - Updates & Status
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May 5, 2017
Work continues on finishing the new Rail Trail. The official opening will now take place in the fall of 2017. In the meantime, enjoy the trail!
May 2, 2017
Notice - Temporary Prohibition of Horses in Effect on the Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail
The Board of the Regional District of Nanaimo has determined that a temporary ban on horses will apply on the Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail until the end of June 2017. The Board also resolved to discuss the matter of suitable accommodation for equestrians on Regional Trails at the Regional Parks and Trails Steering Committee.
May 1, 2017 - Updates
The two pedestrian rail crossings have now been completed, five animal proof garbage cans have been installed along the course of the trail, and signs are up advising users that dogs must be on leash with dog poop scooped and poop bags disposed of in the garbage cans provided. A ban on horses along the trail will be in effect until the end of June. Coming soon: pedestrian controlled beacons at Church and at Station, way-markers, trail grooming, and the official opening of the trail. Please obey all signs when workers are active on the trail. Safety is everyone's concern.
April 7, 2017
Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail - Week of Temporary Closure Ends
Work on the two pedestrian rail crossings of the Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail is now partially complete and users may once again use the Springwood Park Trailhead to Nicnbec Road section of the new Rail Trail. At some point during the week of April 10th or April 17th, the trail contractor will return to site for half a day in order to pave the rail crossings approaches. A temporary closure of the Springwood to Nicnbec section of the Rail Trail will be posted on paving day.
Over the course of April and May 2017, final trail works including the installation of pedestrian controlled beacons at Church Rd and Station Rd will be carried out. Expect temporary and partial trail closures as works are completed. Please obey all posted signs. Safety is job number one.