Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Langley City Council Tenders $1.3 million 208th Street Causeway Safer Bike Lane Project

Over the last five years, Langley City has successfully received grants from the federal and provincial governments, plus TransLink, to build a safer cycling network in our community.

One of the most visible projects completed was along 203rd Street. Glover Road is currently under construction.

Yesterday, Langley City Council tendered $1,265,259.18 to 644230 BC Ltd. to fill a missing gap in the cycling network along 208th Street between 52 A Avenue and Fraser Highway. This section of road is hazardous for people cycling with no shoulder and an extremely high curb. Most people ride on the sidewalk, which creates a safety concern for people walking as there is no way to leave the sidewalk without going over the steep hill or into traffic.

Scope of the project. Select image to enlarge.

The project includes building a bike lane similar to 203rd Street with the bike lane above the curb and abutting to the sidewalk.

Typical crosssection for the project. Select image to enlarge.

On 203rd Street, one of the concerns expressed by people cycling was the design of the driveway letdowns. For this project, the asphalt bike lane will extend across all driveway letdowns within the project area.

TransLink is funding about 75% of the project. 644230 BC Ltd. has completed work in Burnaby and Coquitlam. These munipcailities found the contractor a “very good conscientious contractor, knowledgeable in their work and fair in their negotiation on extra work.”

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