For Immediate Release
Langley, BC – The City of Langley is pleased to announce that the 203rd Street project, between Michaud Crescent and 53rd Avenue (including the new roundabout), is on schedule to complete the first phase of construction. The status of the remaining construction is as follows (weather permitting):
- 53rd Avenue to Michaud Crescent - construction works between these two roads is scheduled to be completed by mid-December.
- Nicomekl River Bridge to 53rd Avenue - construction is near completion and this section is expected to be open to traffic by early January.
- Grade Crescent to the Nicomekl River Bridge - construction is underway and the improvements are scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2017.
- Nicomekl River Bridge - widening of the bridge has taken longer due to unforeseen deficiencies that require repair and, as such, the closure of the 203rd Street bridge will remain in effect until March 2017.
As sections of the project are completed the City is urging motorists to apply caution as users become accustomed to the changed traffic patterns. The 203rd Street project will include benefits such as reduced traffic speeds and improvements to the safety and mobility of drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.
“The City of Langley is working diligently with the project contractor to make sure residential impact is limited and timely, “ said Project Manager, Doug Hyde. “We look forward to this sustained performance as work continues on the widening of the Nicomekl River Bridge and the improvements toward the southern end of the project. We also want to thank all residents for their patience during this period of construction.”