A project to revamp a road on the Maple Bay Peninsula has cleared a major hurdle.

North Cowichan councillors went over a bylaw at Wednesday’s meeting to allow the municipality to increase its financial contribution to meet the requirements of a construction contract that will repair and realign Stoney Hill Road.

Mayor Jon Lefebure explains how much money was needed.

Lefebure says the work will have limited impact on environmental and archaeological sites, an issue that didn’t sit well with some residents.

Construction, which will now cost just under three million dollars if North Cowichan accepts the tender, should begin before the end of the year.