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Narrow Delta road to undergo much-needed repairs

The engineering department says many of Delta's rural roadways have reached a ‘critical point’ and require rehabilitation
41b Street Ladner BC
If you’ve driven down 41B Street, it’s easy to notice the road isn’t in great shape.

More repairs and improvements are coming for a narrow, cracked Ladner roadway.

The 41B Street Roadway Rehabilitation Project, part of Delta’s Rural Road Improvements Program, will see more upgrades such as paving and road strengthening.

Council recently awarded an $838,888 construction contract for the second phase of the project, which will begin at the south end of the project’s first phase, approximately 900 meters south of River Road West.

It will continue approximately 700 meters south and involves removal of the existing rural roadway as well as the placement of a geogrid system to enhance the road strength.

Last year, council approved a $929,600 construction contract for the first phase, which started at River Road West.

There’s two more phases, estimated to cost more than $1.7 million combined, which will see upgrades up to Deltaport Way.

A staff report three years ago noted Delta’s agricultural roads have deteriorated over time and it was time to address the problem.

The types of vehicles using rural roads have changed over the years with an increase in heavy trucks servicing greenhouses, dairy operations and agricultural distribution centres.

“The condition of rural roads in Delta varies from site to site, but in general most rural roads will require extensive pavement removal, sub-grade re-construction and re-paving to address the pavement condition,” the report explains.