Monday, September 17, 2018

Fraser Highway One-Way Open Houses to Select Preferred Design

Fraser Highway is one of the original roads in our province, connecting New Westminster to the rest of the province. The Fraser Highway one-way section has seen many changes over the years, but much of the underground infrastructure such as water and sewer lines date back to the early-to-mid twentieth century. One of the unique features of this section of road is that it has a 20-inch base on concrete which was designed to handle tanks during World War II.

The City is doing a full renewal of Fraser Highway between 204 Street and 206 Street. During the summer, City staff was seeking feedback on what people would like the streetscape to look like. You can read more about this in a previous post.

Gather public feedback about the Fraser Highway one-way redesign at Community Day this summer. Select image to enlarge.

Staff have now had a chance to review the feedback, and have developed some design options. The City will be holding two public open houses to give people a chance to give feedback on the potential design options, with the intent to select and proceed with a detailed design of the preferred option. The two open houses will be:

Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Timms Community Centre, MPR 2, 20399 Douglas Crescent

Date: September 25, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: City Hall, Council Chambers, 20399 Douglas Crescent

There will also be an online survey for people who cannot make it to the open houses. I will post the link on this blog once it becomes available.

I am looking forward to seeing the one-way section of Fraser Highway being renewed. It is in the heart of our community and has the potential to become an iconic high street.

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