Seeking a preliminary design for Vedder Road work

Council approved a shortlist of engineering firms to come up with a preliminary design for improvements to Vedder Road

The section of Vedder Road just after the bridge is on deck for some road improvement work. The preliminary design proponents were just shortlisted by city officials.

The last time City of Chilliwack undertook an engineering design for Vedder Road it was 1994.

It’s time for a new plan.

Council approved a shortlist of engineering contractors Tuesday to come up with a preliminary design for improvements to the section of Vedder Road from Chilliwack Lake Road to Promontory.

Three firms were shortlisted to submit design proposals: McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., Parsons Corporation, and ISL Engineering & Land Services Ltd.

The engineering design will give city officials “the tools necessary to effectively plan and budget” future road upgrading, according to the staff report.

The road work eyed for this growing section of town is aimed at enhanced safety and traffic flow as well as improvements for both pedestrians and cyclists.

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