Get ready for a few traffic delays in Pitt Meadows this summer as crews begins to dig up pavement to lay down new roads and water lines.
The city will begin its $1.8 million capital works program this week and expects work to continue until the end of September.
Engineering services coordinator Ike De Boer said the biggest project for this year is paving Kennedy Road, a task that includes building a multi-use off road path along it.
The projects that’s most likely to cause a few traffic headaches is the repaving planned for Neaves Road, west of Sharpe Road.
“The trucks are beating the hell out of it,” said De Boer.
Contractors hired to do the work will try to keep disturbances to a minimum and residents in the area will be notified in advance of planned work.
De Boer reminds motorists to slow down and follow the instruction of traffic controllers.
• repaving Harris Road from McDonald Road to the Alouette Rive Bridge;
• repaving Neaves Road;
• paving the parking lot in front of Pitt Meadows arena;
• repaving 193rd Avenue, south of Hammond Road.
• Ford Road watermain;
• Blakely Road watermain;
• new watermain on Advent, west of 188th Avenue.
Road work in Maple Ridge
The District of Maple Ridge has a number of paving and road improvement projects currently underway, while the weather cooperates.
• Road, drainage and walkability improvements are underway along 232nd Streets between 124th and 128th avenues. Road improvements include a concrete sidewalk, bicycle lanes, paving and streetlights. Construction is expected to be completed next month, with a price tag of $1.18 million.
• 122nd Avenue will be see improvements between 216th and 222nd streets. A bike lane will be added, as will traffic calming measures. The road base will be replaced, with concrete curbs and gutters added. Construction will run from August to October, and cost $1.23 million.
• Four-way stops along Abernethy Way at 227th, 228th, and 230th streets will be replaced with traffic lights to improve flow along the arterial route. An asphalt multi-use path from 224th St. to 232nd streets and improved lighting will also be added. Construction will run from August to October, and cost $1.25 million.
• Water main replacement along Dewdney Trunk Road between Laity and 216th streets is expected to be completed next month. The $541,000 project will replace and upgrade the water main to 300-millimetre diameter pipe.
• The replacement of the 232nd St. bridge over the North Alouette River will begin next year. The project is still in the preliminary design phase, but is planned to be two-lane bridge with bicycle and pedestrian access, with the potential of being expanded to four lanes in the future. Construction is expected to start mid-2013, and cost $4.6 million.
• Road paving work will also take place along Fern Crescent (23800 to 24000 blocks), Dewdney Trunk Road (between 224th and 222nd streets), 224th Street (12000 to 12300 blocks), and Abernethy Way (between 224th and 227th streets).