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New sidewalks, better crosswalks coming in Delta

The city will also have an update neighbourhood traffic calming plan presented to council this year
The sidewalk project is part of Delta’s program aimed at filling missing sidewalks and streetlights to enhance pedestrian safety within neighbourhoods.

The City of Delta has issued a request for bids for the construction of the 110 Street and 80 Avenue Neighbourhood Sidewalk Construction Project.

The work will include a new 1.5-metre sidewalk and LED street lighting along 79A Avenue, 110 Street, 110A Street as well as 78 Avenue. New landscaping trees will be supplied and installed by the city.

The city intends to complete the project by June 7, 2024.

Among other projects, the city recently issued a request for proposals for traffic signal improvements at 60 Avenue and 62B Street, 84 Avenue at 116 Street as well as 12 Avenue at Morris Crescent.

The upgrades at those signal upgrade sites are to be completed by Aug. 30, 2024.

The city also recently issued a request for bids for the design and construction inspection services for crosswalk improvements at 46A Street and Kelly Drive, Central Avenue at Hawthorne Elementary and 4 Avenue and 52A Street.

The city notes that the improvements to those existing crosswalks vary from site to site and may include new rectangular rapid flashing beacons, push buttons and posts, signage and pavement markings, street lighting, sidewalk let-downs and curb extensions. The improvements are scheduled for design and construction this year.

A request for proposals for contractors was also recently issued for several roadway improvement projects.

Through the request for qualifications, the city wants to identify general qualified contractors and have a short list, subsequently only having those respondents submit firm priced tenders.

One of those projects is the second phase of a major roadway improvement project on 72 Avenue in North Delta, from 115 Street to Scott Road.

Meanwhile, the city’s engineering department is currently working on a proposed new traffic calming policy, also seeking to update previous neighbourhood traffic calming studies undertaken in the early 2000s.

A consultant will be retained to assist in the update by examining best practices across Canada, and in particular, highlighting how Vision Zero principles can be incorporated into a new policy.

The department anticipates reviewing two neighbourhood traffic calming plans per year, one in South Delta and one in North Delta, which will be identified by the city’s Transportation Advisory Committee.