A major roadway upgrade project is planned for a busy stretch of a North Delta roadway.
The City of Delta issued a request proposals for design and construction inspection services for roadway and utility improvements along 112 Street from the Sungod Recreation Centre to 84 Avenue.
The scope of the work includes new protected cycling facilities, sidewalk, lighting improvements and roadway rehabilitation.
The preliminary design component of the project should be completed no later than mid-July in preparation for a public meeting this September, according to the engineering department.
A detailed design should be completed no later than the end of this year.
The 112 Street roadway improvement is part of the Neighbourhood Road Improvement Program which was initiated in 2012 to improve accessibility and mobility around Delta for vehicles, transit, pedestrians and cyclists, the city stated on its request for proposals.
The initiative addresses the aging roads and lack of a sidewalk in a number of areas and includes a neighbourhood street and sidewalk program, enhanced paving program, traffic signal improvements and cycling facilities.
The 112 Street project is scheduled to begin in five years.
Meanwhile, the city is also soliciting proposals for design and construction services for roadway and utility improvements along McAdam Road between Brook Road and River Road.
Those roadway improvements would be combined with a section of watermain replacements. Improvements will also include road widening, sidewalk improvements, lighting upgrades, roadway rehabilitation and localized storm ditch infill and a storm sewer extension.
72nd Avenue project
Elsewhere, the first phase of another major North Delta roadway upgrade is on track for completion later this year.
That’s according to Delta engineering staff who provided the city’s transportation and technical committee with an update on the 72 Avenue four-laning project.
The anticipated date of completion is this fall with paving works planned to be completed at nighttime to minimize disruptions to traffic.
It’s the initial phase of the 72 Avenue Roadway Improvements Project, taking place from the BNSF Overpass to 115 Street, consisting of the relocation of the curb, gutter and sidewalks as well as new street lighting along the corridor.
There’s also going to be new traffic signals at Westview Drive, 112 Street and 113 Street, in addition to drainage improvements and a concrete median island along the centre of the avenue to create a four- lane roadway.
That project has a price tag of around $6 million.
The project also includes rehabilitation of the existing parking lot at Heath Elementary, including landscaping and installation of a rain garden.
With a price tag of $322,000, the city has been working with the school district on a project funding agreement.
Costing more than $4 million, the next phase of the 72 Avenue Roadway Improvement Project will see upgrades taking place from 115 Street to 120 Street.
Ladner bus travel time study
Elsewhere in Delta, work continues on assessing options for what could be a major project in a busy part of Ladner.
Council late last year approved awarding a contract for an engineering consultant to undertake the Harvest Drive and Ladner Trunk Road Bus Travel Time and Reliability Study, aimed at addressing delays on Harvest Drive and Ladner Trunk Road, especially at the intersection of the two roads.
The study will involve reviewing possible upgrades to improve traffic flow through the intersection, particularly for transit vehicles, providing high-level cost estimates for each proposed upgrade and providing a cost-benefit analysis for each option.
According to the city’s request for proposals last summer, those potential improvements include a dual left turn from westbound Ladner Trunk Road to southbound Harvest Drive, a dual right turn from northbound Harvest Drive to Ladner Trunk Road and widening Ladner Trunk Road to three lanes between Harvest Drive and Highway 17A.