Wednesday, September 18, 2019

September 16 Council Meeting: Updates on City Park upgrades, new transit service, upcoming open houses, and other projects.

Summer is construction season, and there was no shortage of projects that were being worked on in Langley City. Council received updates about the various city-funded projects that are in-progress or recently completed at Monday night’s council meeting.

Council receiving a presentation about City Park upgrades. Select image to enlarge.

If you’ve visited City Park lately, you’ll have noticed that significant renewal is underway. The new dog off-leash area of City Park is scheduled to have its grand opening on October 21st at 3pm.

There is a trail that connects 208th Street near Douglas Crescent to the Nicomekl trail network. The entrance area was significantly improved recently.

A slide about trail entrance improvements at 208th Street, south of Douglas Crescent. Select image to enlarge.

Traffic calming has also been implemented near three elementary schools: Blacklock, Douglas Park, and Uplands.

The City is also piloting new ashtrays in our downtown core to help reduce the amount of discarded cigarette butts that pollute our community. These ashtrays are more vandal resistant than the previous design that was piloted.

City crews also completed drainage improvements along 50th Avenue, and riverbank erosion protection at the pedestrian bridge near 201A Street. Work was also completed near Brydon Lagoon.

Work is currently underway on replacing the sewer under 203rd Avenue between Fraser Highway and Logan Avenue. Once this work is completed, and the road repaved, a bus lane will be implemented along this section of road. There will also be bus lanes on sections of 200th Street and Logan Avenue. It is expected that the bus lanes will be rolled-out by the end of November. For more information about these bus lanes that will speed up transit service, including the new Fraser Highway Express, please read a previous post that I wrote.

To support the now operating Fraser Highway Express, the bus exchange at Glover Road and Logan Avenue was upgraded to accommodate longer, articulated buses.

There are also some open houses to get public feedback on two proposals. The first open house is about a proposed Douglas Park community garden which will be near the lawn bowling area. The details are as follows:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Langley City Hall/Timms Community Centre

The next open house will be to gather feedback about Glover Road walking, cycling, and underground utility improvements between the Langley Bypass and 56th Avenue. The details are as follows:

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Langley City Hall/Timms Community Centre

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