The provincial government and the District of Maple Ridge announced on Wednesday a $300,000 project that will improve pedestrian safety along Lougheed Highway.
The project, part of the Safety Improvement for B.C. Communities, would upgrade current pedestrian crossings, as well as sidewalks, between 207th and 222nd streets.
“Development along Highway 7 will create a more pedestrian-friendly corridor for both residents and visitors,” said Doug Bing, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.
Upgrades include increased visibility at crosswalks and improving ramps for wheelchairs and scooters at intersections.
“Upgrading this corridor will increase pedestrian and cyclist safety,” said Marc Dalton, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission.
Crews have already begun sidewalk improvements along the corridor. The project is expected to be completed by the end of September.
Improvements along Lougheed Highway – the new bike lane and crosswalk improvement – include funding from several sources: just under $400,000 from the District of Maple Ridge, $100,000 in gaming money, money from two provincial Gateway programs totalling about $760,000, and the $300,000 announced Wednesday.
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