Construction Projects

2017 Transportation Projects

The City of Richmond's Transportation Department generally undertakes several cycling and pedestrian facility, traffic calming and traffic signal projects each year.  A list of specific projects for 2017 is below. Please also refer to 2017 Construction Projects for a complete listing of construction projects.

Arterial Road and Crosswalk Improvement Programs
Explanation of Project
Upgrade of existing crosswalks to add overhead illuminated signs with downward lighting and pedestrian pushbutton-activated flashing amber lights.
Upgrade existing and construct new sidewalks and pathways on arterial roads.

Locations
  • St. Albans Road & Jones Road: special crosswalk 
  • Garden City Road & Jones Road: special crosswalk
  • No. 2 Road (east side): Granville Avenue to Westminster Highway
  • River Road (north side): Oval Way to Brighouse Way 

Scope of Work

  • Special Crosswalk: Installation of overhead lights and flashers and side-mounted beacons and pushbuttons.
  • No. 2 Road: new concrete sidewalk
  • River Road: new asphalt pathway

General Considerations

  • Typical hours of work will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Vehicle and pedestrian traffic may be limited at times.
Estimated Construction Period and Cost
Spring-Winter 2017      $650,000 

Transit Stop and Pedestrian Facility Improvements
Explanation of Project
Upgrade of existing bus stops to become accessible for mobility-impaired users; provision of shelters and benches at bus stops; and provision of pedestrian connections to and from bus stops.

Scope of Work
  • Installation of bus stop landing pads and railings.
  • Installation of shelter and benches at bus stops.
  • Construction of concrete sidewalks or asphalt walkways to connect to and from bus stops.
  • Upgrade of crosswalks connecting to bus stops.

Locations

  • Westminster Highway & No. 4 Road
  • Westminster Highway & No. 5 Road 
  • Railway Avenue & Francis Road 
  • Granville Avenue & Ash Street  
  • Granville Avenue & Garden City Road

Additional selected locations as budget allows: 

  • No. 4 Road & Dayton Avenue (2)
  • Bridgeport Road & Sweden Way
  • No. 3 Road & Jones Road
  • Steveston Highway & Roseland Gate
  • Steveston Highway & Southport Road
  • Steveston Highway & Southridge Road
  • 18,300-block Blundell Road
  • Viking Way & No. 5 Road
  • Cambie Road & Highway 99 Overpass 
  • Garden City Road  & Cook Road

General Considerations

  • Typical hours of work will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be impacted at times.

Estimated Construction Period and Cost
Spring to Fall 2017      $250,000

Traffic Signal and Intersection Improvement Programs
Explanation of Project
Various intersection improvements to improve traffic safety.

Scope of Work

  • Installation of new traffic signals.
  • Installation of video detection cameras.
  • Installation of accessible pedestrian signal features.
  • Minor intersection improvements.

Locations 

  • Granville Avenue & Minoru Complex Entrance: new pedestrian signal
  • Granville Avenue & Minoru Gate: new full traffic signal
  • No. 1 Road & Regent Street: new pedestrian signal
  • No. 4 Road & Albion Road: new pedestrian signal
  • Various Locations: addition of accessible pedestrian signal features
  • Garden City Road & Odlin Road: southbound to eastbound left-turn lane

General Considerations 

  • Typical hours of work will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be impacted at times.

Estimated Construction Period and Cost

April to November 2017     $1,190,000

Neighbourhood Traffic Safety Program
Explanation of Project
Construction of pedestrian walkways and installation of traffic calming measures on local roads within neighbourhoods.

Scope of Work

  • Installation of traffic calming measures
  • Shoulder widening and paving of pathways 

Locations

  • Seacote Road (west side): lane north of Williams Road to 150 m north
  • Traffic Calming Measures: locations to be determined

General Considerations 

  • Typical hours of work will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be impacted at times.

Estimated Construction Period and Cost

April to November 2017     $300,000

Active Transportation Program
Explanation of Project
Construction of cycling and rolling facilities to provide safe and convenient access to major destinations and improve the cycling and rolling environment and safety.

Locations

  • River Drive (south side): No. 4 Road to Van Horne Way
  • Great Canadian Way (west side): Bridgeport Road to Van Horne Way 
  • Westminster Highway (south side): No. 8 Road to Nelson Road

Scope of Work

  • River Drive: construction of new off-street path to accommodate two-way cycling and walking 
  • Great Canadian Way: upgrade of existing off-street path and sidewalk to accommodate two-way cycling and walking
  • Westminster Highway: conversion of existing directional on-street bike lanes to off-street path to accommodate two-way cycling and walking

General Considerations

  • Typical hours of work will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be impacted at times.
Estimated Construction Period and Cost
April to December 2017    $1,388,500


Contact us with questions or comments

Staff contacts during the development stage:

Fred Lin, P.Eng.
Senior Transportation Engineer
Phone: 604-247-4627
Email: Fred.Lin@richmond.ca

Staff contacts during the construction stage:
Milton Chan, P.Eng.
Manager, Engineering Design & Construction
Phone: 604-276-4377
Email: Milton.Chan@richmond.ca