Four sites up for new traffic lights

Four busy intersections across Chilliwack are on the list to receive a new set of traffic lights.

Four busy intersections across Chilliwack are on the list to receive a new set of traffic lights.

City council is set to vote on a tender for the signalization work at Tuesday’s meeting.

Three contractors bid on the 2011 Traffic Signal Program, and staff recommended acceptance of the lowest bid of $998,296.10, submitted by Crown Contracting Ltd.

The four intersections include: Ashwell at Bernard; Tyson at South Sumas; Keith Wilson at Unsworth; and Teskey Way at Promontory.

Some relocation of power and phone poles will be necessary to complete the installations.

The four sites are at intersections with the highest priority for new traffic lights, based on traffic counts and other indicators assessed by city staff. Signalization improvements are expected to provide enhanced safety, more efficient traffic flow, and better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

City completed design engineering and received a total of three bids for the work which may include intersection traffic lane re-configuration as well as fully actuated pedestrian and vehicle signalization.

Prices were also received by Martens Asphalt ($1.1 million) and Lafarge Canada ($1.3 million).

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

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