Construction has started on the north side of Lougheed Highway between 216th and Laity streets to make the stretch safer for cyclists.
The project is expected to cost just under Find map $1.6 million, paid for by three parties: $400,000 by Maple Ridge, $270,000 by TransLink, and $488,000 by BC Bike which is a provincial government program.
Work is expected to be completed in about 10 weeks and will take place largely between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to avoid disrupting rush hour traffic, according to Jeff Boehmer, manager of design and construction with the District of Maple Ridge.
The stretch of bike lane will connect with dedicated bike routes going through residential areas on the east and west sides.
The intention is to have a safe cycling route from Maple Ridge to Pitt Meadows.
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