COURTENAY, B.C- The construction on 5th Street is entering its final phase.

According to a notice from the City of Courtenay, the final layer of asphalt along the route is set to be placed this Friday and Saturday.

There will be a temporary closure of 5th Street and Fitzgerald Avenue while the paving is being done, as well as single lane alternating traffic on the stretch of road between McPhee Avenue and Menzies Avenue.

“Once the asphalt has been installed, the street may look ready for reopening; however there will still be construction activity underway in the area,” read the notice.

“For the protection of both work crews and the public, the road will be reopened to all modes of transportation when it has been deemed safe to do so for all concerned.”

The city also thanked the public for their patience during the construction of the project.