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Safety improvements coming for pair of Delta intersections

The two Delta projects got a boost with active transportation infrastructure grants
The intersection at Nicholson Road at Chateau Wynd is within a residential area with single-family homes on side and a condo and townhouse complex on the other.

The City of Delta is getting some provincial funding for a couple of active transportation projects.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced that 80 active transportation infrastructure projects in communities around B.C. will receive funding in a grant program, aimed at improving connections to work, school and recreational centres, as well as create infrastructure in communities to support active modes of transportation.

The latest intake will see $24 million distributed.

Delta will get funding for intersection improvements at 116 Street and 75A Avenue, which will include a new traffic signal and bike lanes on the collector roadway that serves transit.

The city will also receive funding for a new crosswalk with actuated pedestrian lights at Nicholson Road and Chateau Wynd.

The city’s Transportation Advisory Committee earlier this year discussed several traffic safety concerns brought forward by residents including a request for calming measures on Nicholson Road at Chateau Wynd in North Delta.

The issue was brought forward from residents following a public hearing for a mixed-use commercial apartment project nearby on Scott Road at 70 Avenue, which was approved. Residents conveyed concerns about speeding vehicles.

Staff noted data was collected in the area and it was determined that a raised pedestrian crosswalk with flashing lights would be beneficial. As a result, the project was included in the city’s capital budget. The cost is approximately $200,000.

The city applied for grant funding and, following a decision, construction was anticipated later this year.