Roadwork is starting on Harris Road in Pitt Meadows today, and there will be traffic disruption on the city’s main drag for approximately three weeks.
The city reports the lane closures will be in effect between Lougheed Highway and 124th Avenue. They will be intermittent closures in both the northbound and southbound lanes, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., for utility work associated with the new RCMP detachment building.
Pitt Meadows residents are complaining about the disruption in social media, on the city’s Facebook Page predicting that a train at the Maple Meadows Crossing at the same time as the lane closures will create long backups.
The city responded:
“Thank you to everyone for your feedback. Staff together with the contractor evaluated numerous considerations with regards to this work, which necessitated and informed the closure extents and timing. Please note that during this work, a minimum of three lanes are expected to remain open at all times. Progression of the work, as well as impacts, will be monitored closely.”
The new police station will be located at the former site of the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery, at 12486 Harris Rd., and will be 19,000 square feet when it is completed.
The city asks motorists to use alternative routes if possible, and obey traffic control personnel and signs at all times.
For more information see pittmeadows.ca.