As the new year dawns, the City of Chilliwack is looking ahead to some major roadway realignments – most notably $2.4 million rebuild of Five Corners.
The work is part of an estimated $6.5 million in construction work slated to begin in 2019.
The priciest of the projects is a realignment of the intersection of Hackbrown Road and Annis Road.
Traffic currently accesses Hackbrown from the Highway 1 onramp that leads off Annis.
Under the new alignment, the access point will be moved a few hundred metres south on Annis, forming a new road that will run parallel with the onramp before connecting with Hackbrown.
The estimated price tag is $2.7 million.
The Five Corner redevelopment will cost less, but likely create more headaches for Chilliwack motorists attempting to navigate the key corridor.
Coming as part of the redevelopment of the downtown, the work will include new traffic signals, street lights and sidewalks, as well as the replacement of a watermain.
Chilliwack will also see the start of another roundabout in the new year. This one will be located at Prest Road and Chilliwack Central, replacing the current four-way stop. Estimated cost of this project is $1.1 million.
The design-build projects are contained in the City’s “request for expressions of interest” issued Dec. 20.
The RFEI also includes three sidewalk projects: First Ave. to Walden Park; Broadway to Highroad Academy on Chilliwack Central; and, the extension of a sidewalk on Webster Road to Keith Wilson Road.
The RFEI closes Jan. 23, 2019.
Proposed completion date for all of the projects is Nov. 20, 2020.