A roundabout is under construction at Vedder Mountain Road and Cultus Lake Road. (City of Chilliwack image)

Transportation Plan for Chilliwack soon to be hot off the presses

The in-depth plan spans 17 chapters covering all the transportation-related challenges and projects

The final draft of the Transportation Plan Update for Chilliwack is soon to be hot off the presses.

The resulting report is “very thorough” as well as interesting, according to Mayor Sharon Gaetz.

The plan consolidates all of Chilliwack’s transportation priorities into one major document with 17 chapters.

“It’s all about how to get goods, services, and people around Chilliwack,” the mayor added.

Gaetz offered praise for the summarized version of the plan at the council meeting Tuesday, adding it’s a “good read,” for members of the public.

“I invite the community to look at this report,” she said.

Council also voted to send the final draft to the Transportation Advisory Committee for review and comment.

The report will be searchable shortly on the city website, on the Roads and Transportation page at www.chilliwack.com.

The report by consultants ISL covers: Where the new signalization is going, the Cycle Plan details, where traffic growth is happening and which arterials are going to be widened or repaved. It looks at pedestrians, bridges, parking downtown, and plans for bus routes.

Capital projects for 2018:

• Widening of Vedder Road, Promontory to Keith Wilson ($7,020,000)

• Widening of Promontory, Vedder to Chilliwack River ($2,680,000)

• Intersection Improvements at Vedder and South Sumas Rad ($3,420,000)

• Evans Road Phase IV ($275,000)

• Prest Road Phase 1 ($1,540,000) and Phase 2 ($2,245,000)

• Intersection Improvements at Chilliwack River and Knight ($355,000)

• Hack Brown/Annis Road Intersection improvements ($2,215,000)

• Capacity Improvements for Knight Road ($235,000)

• Prest Road Bridge Upgrade at Semlult ($685,000)

• Vedder Road Bridge Replacement ($1,600,000)

• Intersection improvements at Vedder Mountain and Cultus Lake ($2,110,000)

• Intersection improvements at Evans and Stevenson ($900,000)

• Capacity Improvements at the Lickman Interchange ($6,400,000)

• Implementation of Pedestrian Signals ($325,000)

READ MORE: Cycle Plan underway

READ MORE: Ongoing transit expansion


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