Sound barriers for Lougheed

1,000 metres of fencing to be installed

  • Mar. 9, 2011 1:00 p.m.

The Ministry of Transportation will install sound barriers on the south side of Lougheed Highway in Pitt Meadows to dampen the traffic noise.

The barriers follow repeated lobbying by Pitt Meadows council and Somerset subdivision residents and had originally been scrapped from the province’s highway improvement plans.

Coun. Deb Walters said the city kept pushing the issue with the province.

“We reiterated that they had made a promise to us,” she said.

Approximately a 1,000 metres of noise reduction fencing will be installed on the south side of Lougheed Hwy. and along the eastern half of a two-kilometre stretch where a rapid bus lane is being built.

Construction will begin in late April or May, as soon as the weather improves.

Work also continues on the bus lane and paving is expected to begin soon.

The province will also a three-foot-tall concrete divider to separate east-and west-bound lanes, once construction of a bus lane is complete.