56 Avenue Improvement Project

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Date: 
December 15, 2016

Overview

The City of Langley will be constructing the replacement of water and sewer mains along 56 Avenue from Glover Road to the Langley Bypass. The $5.5 million project includes a $3 million contribution from Canada/BC Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The project also includes associated road and streetscape improvements. 

The project scope includes the following:

  • new watermain;
  • new storm water;
  • new curb and gutter and sidewalk;
  • rehabilitate pavement;
  • cycling improvements to and from City downtown core;
  • traffic calming;
  • improved pedestrian facilities;
  • replace traffic signal at 56 Avenue and Glover Road;
  • replace incandescent street lights with energy efficient LED lights;
  • boulevard landscaping including street trees and rain gardens.

Replacing infrastructure at a consistent rate allows the City to provide a sustainable level of service to residents, reduces future tax burdens, improves the quality of life for City residents and attracts community and business development.

Public Input

The City held an open house on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 to provide information on the project to the residents and businesses that will be affected by the construction. Two options for adding bike lanes to the design were presented, along with renderings of the revitalized streetscape. 

Open House Display Boards

Feedback Form

Feedback forms will be accepted until December 23, 2016. The forms can be submitted in person to the Engineering Department on the 2nd floor of City Hall, by mail to Engineering, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC V3A 4B3 or to engineering@langleycity.ca.  

Traffic

A comprehensive traffic management strategy will generally maintain continuous two-way traffic along 56 Avenue for the duration of the project. Where there is insufficient road width on 56 Avenue alternating single lane traffic however, in all cases, local access will be maintained and residents and businesses will be provided ample notice prior to any traffic disruption.

Noise

Per the City's noise bylaw, construction will be permitted weekdays 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Specific construction activities may be required outside of these times, but only with City approval. Construction is not permitted Sundays.

Schedule

Construction is expected to begin as early as February 2016 and take 5 to 6 months to complete, depending on the weather. The City will require the contractor to minimize the duration of construction and minimize impacts to residents and businesses.

Service Disruption

Service disruptions will be kept to a minimum but may include temporary interruption to water and sewer services. Residents will be given notice prior to any disruption of services.

Contact

Should you have any general queries about the project please contact Doug Hyde, Project Manager at dhyde@langleycity.ca or 604-514-2835.

Langley City Hall

20399 Douglas Crescent   Langley  BC  V3A 4B3
Phone 604 514 2800   Fax 604 530 4371

Hours of operation:
Monday -  Friday   8:30am  -  4:30pm

In the event of an after-hours emergency (such as a water main break, flood or critical service disruption) standby operations personnel can be notified through Surrey Fire Dispatch at 604 534 3496