City council approved major rebuild of 232nd Street. (THE NEWS/files)

Maple Ridge road project almost $10-million a kilometre

Rebuilding one-km of 232nd Street will cost $8.6 million

Maple Ridge has approved the start of a major multi-million dollar rebuild of the one-kilometre-long mountain road up to Silver Valley.

Council, last week, approved a $5-million construction contract for rebuilding 232nd Street from 132nd Avenue up to Silver Valley Road.

The work will entail building a bicycle lane southbound, going downhill, and digging ducting for future fibre optic cable, as well as a new sidewalk, LED street lights, ditch infill and a round-about at the eastern portion of 132nd Avenue.

Total cost for the project will be $8.6 million with consultation, design and property aquisition costs are added in.

About $5.7 million of the cost of the project is paid for by development cost charges, paid by developers.

Work is supposed to start this month and will continue to next January.

But it’s not an easy road to build, according to a city engineering report. The mountain road is steeper than usually allowed and under-pinned by bedrock. That will require construction of retaining walls along some of the 32 properties, along with reconstruction of some of the driveways to the residences that line the road.

Part of the cost of the bike lane will be paid for by a TransLink cycling grant of $251,000. If the city gets another grant application approved from BikeBC, the cost of the project could drop by another $879,000.

Motorists on their way up the mountain may have to put up with some inconvenience because 232nd Street will be closed during July and August from 132nd Avenue to 136th Avenue with vehicles detoured via Foreman Drive and 224th Street.

Local residents, however, will still have access while the city will inform motorists of its plans beforehand.

Just Posted

Maple Ridge’s tent city evacuation shelter closing

Becomes a night refuge only, then shuts for good March 31

Former Maple Ridge resident in Sonic Boom Music Fest

Aaron Graham will be featured at the upcoming Sonic Boom Music Festival

UPDATE: Styrofoam melting machine the cause of Saturday’s fire in Pitt Meadows

Fire spread quickly to surrounding Styrofoam and lumber

Looking Back: Books and haircuts

What do they have in common?

Bees facing high mortality after long, hard winter

Some Pitt Meadows beekeepers seeing half of their hives die

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

No injuries, pollution in Vancouver Harbour ship collision: Transport Canada

Transportation Safety Board says it has deployed a team of investigators look into the incident

Budget 2019: Five things to watch for in the Liberals’ final fiscal blueprint

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Trudeau government’s final budget on Tuesday

New concussion guidelines launched for Canada’s Olympians, Paralympians

The guidelines will be in effect at this summer’s Pan American, Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru

Accused Surrey transit cop shooter’s bail hearing set for April

Daon Gordon Glasgow, 35, is accused of shooting Transit Police Constable Josh Harms, 27

Alphonso Davies doubtful for Canada game against French Guiana in Vancouver

Canada will be without injured captain Scott Arfield and veteran Will Johnson

Watchdog called after man who yelled racial slurs at B.C. vigil hurt during arrest

BC RCMP say man was ‘acting suspiciously’ at prayer vigil for victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh steps into the House of Commons, making history

Burnaby South MP becomes first visible minority to lead a federal party in the House of Commons

Most Read