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Second phase coming for Delta corridor project

The corridor is a high-pedestrian and high-traffic route that has single-family and multifamily homes, driveways as well as an elementary school
The city notes some works may also be required on the first phase of the 72 Avenue roadway improvement project.

The City of Delta has issued a request for proposals for contractors for several roadway improvement projects including the second phase of an upgrade along a major corridor.

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

The project includes, among other things, roadway widening to allow for four travel lanes, U-turns at the Nicholson Road and 116 Street intersections, a concrete centre median, bus stop and drainage improvements and traffic signal improvements at existing signalized intersections, as well as a new traffic signal at the 118 Street intersection.

Costing around $6 million, the now completed first phase between Westview Drive and 115th Street consisted of the relocation of the curb, gutter and sidewalks as well as new street lighting along the corridor.

There are also new traffic signals including at Westview Drive, in addition to drainage improvements and a concrete median island along the centre of the avenue.

The project also includes rehabilitation of the existing parking lot at Heath Elementary, including landscaping and installation of a rain garden. The parking lot improvements were funded by the school district.

The next phase was originally estimated to cost $6.8 million, with the city receiving some funding from TransLink.

The city notes an extensive traffic and pedestrian management plan will be required.

The project is to be completed in late 2025.