The newly realigned portion of the Delta Nature Reserve boardwalk is now open.
On Friday, the province, federal government and City of Delta announced the opening to the public of approximately 170 metres of the west section of the outer boardwalk loop, which was rebuilt and raised to minimize risk of flooding.
The new alignment also improves accessibility to environmental features such as the hardhack meadow, while four new viewing platforms will provide visitors with a closer look at the diverse Burns Bog ecosystem.
Four new memorial benches were also placed along the boardwalk.
The realignment of the boardwalk will make space for a new vehicle ramp connection between Highway 91 and the Nordel Way Interchange, part of the Highway 91/17 Upgrade Project.
The highway project includes a combination of safety and capacity enhancements to Highway 91, Highway 17 and the Highway 91 connector.
The expected completion date for the project is 2023.
Meanwhile, Metro Vancouver this year assumed operational control of the Delta Nature Reserve from the City of Delta.
The 64 hectare (158 acre) nature reserve is the only part of Burns Bog that’s accessible to the public.