Years of debate, study and delay could finally be over for people who want to see North Cowichan push a road through to Stoney Hill.

Concerns have been raised about environmental impact, and disturbance of Cowichan Tribes archeological sites. There was also a last minute issue with BC Hydro.

Mayor John Lefebure says there was a sense of relief for many when Council voted to OK a 2.7 million dollar construction contract.

Work is set to start soon.

Meanwhile, the municipality and the Cowichan Tribes have set up a plan for ongoing monitoring of the project .