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Intersection safety improvements coming to 216th Street/Glover Road

Intersection safety improvements coming to 216th Street/Glover Road

January 29, 2021 at 6:37 am  BC, News, Politics

Improvements are coming to the 216th Street/Glover Road (Highway 10) intersection in Langley to provide safer access for people who use the new 216th Street interchange at Highway 1.

“The Province is investing in this safety upgrade at the 216th/Glover Road intersection in partnership with the Township of Langley,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “This project improves connections to the recently opened 216th Street interchange, as we work to improve the mobility of people and goods in the Lower Mainland and into the Fraser Valley.” 

The CP Rail line runs parallel to Glover Road at this location. To improve the 216th Street/Glover Road intersection, safety improvements and upgrades will be made to the CP Rail crossing. The left-turn lane from Glover Road eastbound to 216th Street northbound will be extended so more vehicles can safely queue when trains are present without affecting through traffic.

Signals will be added to the intersection so pedestrians and cyclists can more safely cross Glover Road. The intersection will be widened to improve turning movements to and from 216th Street.

The total project budget is $2.8 million, with the Province of B.C. contributing $1.8 million and the Township of Langley contributing $1 million.

A contract has been awarded to Crown Contracting Ltd. of Surrey for the intersection improvement project with work scheduled to begin in February 2021. For any possible delays due to construction, drivers are reminded to check: DriveBC.ca

Quotes:

Jack Froese, mayor, Township of Langley –

“We are pleased to partner with the Province of B.C. on this important transportation infrastructure project that will make this intersection safer and more accessible for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians in our community.”

Megan Dykeman, MLA for Langley East –

“This partnership with the Township of Langley will help improve safety at an increasingly busy intersection. This project will benefit people in our community by adding more capacity for left turns off Glover Road and new signals to help pedestrians and cyclists cross.”

Andrew Mercier, MLA for Langley –

“Glover Road has always been an important route to the Trans-Canada Highway for Langley residents. With the new 216th Street Interchange now online, this upgrade to the 216th/Glover Road intersection will make it a safer connection for all users.”

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