COURTENAY, B.C. – Prepare for slowdowns along Ryan Road starting next week as construction on the new Greenwood Trunk sewer line gets underway.

Work is set to begin on the Ryan Road portion of the new pipe route.

Construction on Ryan Road between Belair and Hudson roads is expected to begin around July 16 and will run until Aug. 10.

Single-lane alternating traffic will be required during this time.

Drivers should expect delays along this route.

The pipe will be installed on the south side of Ryan Road, and will cross near Hudson to move north along right-of-ways.

The Greenwood Trunk sewer line project started in June.

The new line will bypass the Courtenay pump station and move wastewater from East Courtenay and CFB Comox directly to the sewage treatment plant on Brent Road.

Diverting wastewater away from the Courtenay pump station will help to accommodate future growth in the community,  the City of Courtenay notes in a release.

Construction on the project is proceeding well and the sewer line is on track to be complete by end of 2018.