There are concerns regarding the condition of the median (the center portion) on the original section of Bear Mountain Parkway. There are trees that have fallen and been removed, irrigation lines are showing, and the soil level is not adequate. It is not up to the standard of the new Bear Mountain Parkway addition median.
One of our members requested information from the City of Langford and the BMCA followed up as well.
Corey Manton, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Langford provided the following information;
- It is the responsibility of the City to plant trees, shrubs and install irrigation.
- It is the responsibility of Ecoasis to maintain the median.
- There is a plan in place to restore the median.
- The plan will be like the standards of the median on the Bear Mountain Parkway etension.
- It will involve installing artificial grass in the narrow sections, replanting trees and shrubs and replenishing the soil / mulch.
- There is a budget to cover the cost to do half of the work in 2019 and half in 2020.
- The project should be completed by December 2020.