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A new-look track on the horizon for Delta Secondary

The new track infield is to accommodate such sports as soccer, football, rugby and field lacrosse
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The track at DSS certainly looks shabby but the City of Delta is planning to change that in a partnership with the school district.

The City of Delta, in partnership with the Delta School District, has issued a request for proposals for an engineering consultant to coordinate and develop a detailed design for a new track at Delta Secondary in Ladner.

The finalized design and tender package, including cost estimates, are to be completed and signed off by Delta no later than late July in preparation for council’s following year’s capital planning discussions.

Construction is scheduled for 2023, subject to council’s approval of the city’s 2023 capital plan.

The existing 400 metre, six-lane cinder surface running track and natural grass sports field are to be replaced with a 400-metre standard running track with eight oval and eight straight lanes for 100 metre and 110 metre hurdles, one separate facility for long and triple jump with a landing area at each end, a sand-based turf sports infield area complete with upgraded drainage and irrigation systems, new lighting and hard surface pedestrian connections linking the redeveloped track facility to existing hard surface areas adjacent to the secondary school building and adjacent sidewalks along 45th Avenue.

Once the detailed design has been completed, a greater understanding of the level of effort required for construction servicing will be known, according to the city.

Actual tendering of the project and associated construction are targeted for early spring 2023, pending funding approval.