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Ladner Trunk Road could be widened

The Ladner Exchange is served by 15-to-25 buses per hour in each direction but they experience significant delays in the area
harvest drive & ladner trunk road
A draft of the study is to be completed by the end of this year

The City of Delta is hoping to make things a little smoother for buses travelling through a busy Ladner intersection.

Council last week approved awarding a $53,376 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 the city’s request for proposals this 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.

Widened roads or intersections could be for general purpose traffic or dedicated for buses, the city noted.

TransLink has provided Delta with $70,000 in funding for the study.