Wednesday, May 13, 2020

May 11 Council Meeting: City Projects Update

Even throughout the COVID-19 state of emergency, Langley City staff, crews, and contractors have been busy. Council received an update from our Director of Engineering, Parks and Environment, Rick Bomhof, about City projects on Monday afternoon.

On top of regular work, the following was put in place due to the COVID-19 state of emergency over the last few months:

  • Closing playgrounds
  • Making the Brydon Lagoon trail one-way

Spring cleaning was underway with power washing, grooming, and replanting of boulevards throughout our community. One the topic of boulevards, the median at Fraser Highway just west of 208th Street was renewed recently.

Work has also been on-going to enhance the trail network including installing:

  • Larger garbage cans at trailheads
  • New railings on the Pleasantdale Creek trail

New memorial trees and a plaque were placed at Brydon Lagoon to honour Rhys Griffiths who was an advocate for Brydon Lagoon and floodplain preservation.

New Community Garden at Rotary Centennial Park. Select image to enlarge.

Further work is completed or ongoing within our parks including:

  • Enhancing the Sendall Gardens lower creek area
  • Renewing the fountain at Sendall Gardens
  • Opening two new community gardens at Douglas Park and Rotary Centennial Park
  • Creating a new trail and dog off-leash area at Brydon Park
  • Starting work to improvement drainage and the entrance to Upland Off-Leash Park

Crews were also busy flushing water mains throughout the community, renewing stormwater management systems, and repairing sewer mains as part of annual maintenance programs.

There are many creeks in our community which means that we have an extensive network of culverts. Many of these culverts will be cleaned out this year. There will also be a major culvert replacement project starting in August at the Langley Bypass near the Gateway of Hope. This will require lane closures.

Tomorrow, I will be posting about other matters that were addressed at Monday night’s council meeting. I posted about a proposed development project yesterday.

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