The first phase of a major roadway improvement project for a busy Delta corridor is substantially complete.
That’s what the City of Delta’s engineering department is saying about the 72nd Avenue Roadway Improvements Project, which began last year.
Costing close to $6 million, the first phase between Westview Drive and 115th Street consists of the relocation of the curb, gutter and sidewalks as well as new street lighting along the North Delta corridor.
There are also new traffic signals including at Westview Drive, in addition to drainage improvements and a concrete median island along the centre of the avenue to create four lanes for part of the roadway.
The project also includes rehabilitation of the existing parking lot at Heath Elementary school, including landscaping and installation of a rain garden. The parking lot improvements are being funded by the school district.
The next phase will see improvements from 115th Street to Scott Road. Construction is expected to begin later in 2023.
The $6.8 cost for the next phase, which received some funding from TransLink, is within the 2023 Financial Plan recently approved by Delta council.