Construction Projects

2016 Transportation Projects

The City of Richmond's Transportation Division generally undertakes several cycling and pedestrian facility, traffic calming and traffic signal projects each year.  A list of specific projects for 2016 is below.  Please also refer to 2016 Construction Projects for a complete listing of construction projects.

Arterial Road Crosswalk Upgrades
Explanation of Project
Upgrade of existing crosswalks to add overhead illuminated signs with downward lighting and pedestrian pushbutton-activated flashing amber lights.

Locations
  • No. 4 Road & Dayton Avenue 
  • St. Albans Road & Jones Road
  • Shell Road  & Bird Road
  • Garden City Road & Jones Road
  • Westminster Highway & Tiffany Blvd
  • Williams Road & Deagle Road
  • Williams Road & Lassam Road
  • Granville Avenue & Bridge Street

Scope of Work

Installation of overhead lights and flashers and side-mounted beacons and pushbuttons.

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 to Fall 2016      $510,000 

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

  • Williams Road & 4th Avenue
  • Williams Road & Elkmond Road 
  • Gilbert Road & Gilhurst Crescent 
  • Gilbert Road & Broadmoor Blvd (2)  
  • Gilbert Road & Azure Road (North)
  • Gilbert Road & Azure Road (South) 
  • 10,500-block Gilbert Road
  • Gilbert Road & Granville Avenue
  • Gilbert Road & Woodwards Road
  • Blundell Road & Curzon Street
  • 6300-block Blundell Road
  • No. 3 Road & Broadmoor Blvd
  • No. 3 Road & Lucas Road
  • No. 3 Road & Sunnymede Gate (2) 
  • Lynas Lane & River Road  
  • No. 5 Road & McNeely Drive
  • No. 5 Road & Woodhead Road (2)
  • 6400-block No. 5 Road (2)
  • 7300-block No. 5 Road
  • 7400-block No. 5 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 2016      $108,500

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 

  • No. 1 Road & Regent Street: new pedestrian signal
  • No. 2 Road & Blundell Centre Entrance: new full traffic signal 
  • No. 2 Road & Colville Road: new pedestrian signal
  • Blundell Road & Ash Street: new pedestrian signal
  • Gilbert Road & Lucas Road: new pedestrian signal
  • Westminster Highway & McCallan Road: new pedestrian signal
  • No. 2 Road & Maple Road: new full traffic signal
  • Various Locations: addition of accessible pedestrian signal features
  • Various Locations: addition of video detection cameras   
  • 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 2016     $1,080,000

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

  • Bridgeport Road (north side): Viking Way to No. 6 Road
  • Seacote Road (east side): lane north of Williams Road to 150 m north 
  • River Road (south side): Canada Post driveway (west of Cambie Road) to 250 m west
  • 7th Avenue (east side): Pleasant Street to Regent Street
  • 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 2016     $490,000

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

  • Parkside Neighbourhood Bike Route: Ash Street
  • Crosstown Neighbourhood Bike Route: No. 2 Road-Colville Road and Gilbert Road-Lucas Road
  • Great Canadian Way (west side): Bridgeport Road to Van Horne Way 
  • Railway Greenway: various locations

Scope of Work

  • Parkside Neighbourhood Bike Route: upgrade of existing special crosswalk at Blundell Road-Ash Street to pedestrian signal plus installation of pavement markings and wayfinding signage
  • Crosstown Neighbourhood Bike Route: upgrade of existing special crosswalks at No. 2 Road-Colville Road and Gilbert Road-Lucas Road to pedestrian signals plus widening of No. 2 Road sidewalk (east side) between Colville Road and Danube Road.
  • Great Canadian Way: upgrade of existing path and sidewalk to accommodate two-way cycling and walking
  • Railway Greenway: upgrade of existing special crosswalk at Westminster Highway-McCallan Road to a pedestrian signal and upgrade of Railway Avenue-Blundell Road intersection to provide curb and gutter.

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 October 2016    $891,000


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:
Steve Matheson
Traffic Technician-Signals
Phone: 604-276-4033
Email: Steve.Matheson@richmond.ca

Milton Chan, P.Eng.
Manager, Engineering Design & Construction
Phone: 604-276-4377
Email: Milton.Chan@richmond.ca