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Extended delays on Arthur Drive stretch into 53rd Street

Alternating single lane traffic as construction continues
arthur drive  - mark booth photo
It has been a slow go on Arthur Drive and 53rd Street this week as construction continues with single lane alternating traffic. Photo by Mark Booth

If you plan to head into Tsawwassen or Ladner  from Arthur Drive, you could be in for a wait.

Drivers have found themselves this week waiting in single-lane alternating traffic over an unpaved stretch as work continues on the 53rd Street (28th Avenue to 34B Avenue) Roadway and Utility Improvements Project.

Since the fall of 2018, Metro Vancouver had been working in and around the intersection of 53rd Street and 28th Avenue upgrading its watermain.

In addition to the Metro upgrades, the municipal watermain and storm sewers have also been upgraded.

That work is complete and the next phase by the city, to be completed over the coming months, includes a traffic signal with LED lighting at the intersection, dedicated north, east and westbound turn lanes, bus stop improvements and re-paving of the roadway from 28th to 34B avenues.

Delta, meanwhile, is in the early planning stages of major improvements for 56th Street between Highway 17 and 28th Avenue.