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Surrey approves $138M for 72 Avenue project

Apr 2, 2024 | Public | 0 comments

Surrey City Council has approved the extension of 72 Avenue between 152 Street to Highway 15. With an estimated construction cost of $138M, this project marks the largest transportation investment delivered by the city to date.

The 72 Avenue improvements will see the construction of a four-lane road with two travel lanes in each direction, improved agricultural ditches, and a 1.5m wide shoulder to accommodate farm vehicles and cyclists. This scenario, based on traffic modelling, ensures adequate traffic capacity well into the future while addressing the needs of both transportation users and the farming community.

“This council recognizes the importance of investing in road upgrades and we have dedicated $300M to upgrading our transportation network over the next four years. As our population continues to increase, ensuring efficient and reliable travel options will not only support current residents but also accommodate the needs of the projected one million people who are expected to live in Surrey by 2042. Upgrading the road network will boost connectivity, alleviate congestion, enhance safety, and enhance the overall quality of life for all residents,” said Mayor Brenda Locke.

The 72 Avenue extension is a crucial infrastructure project that will serve 37,000 vehicles per day and alleviate congestion on other east-west routes such as 64 Avenue and Highway 10. By 2050, the corridor is forecasted to experience a significant increase in traffic, making the extension essential for maintaining efficient transportation flow in the City.

The 72 Avenue corridor is expected to have regional significance, providing a continuous connection between Highway 91 to Highway 15 and offering a desirable route into Langley and Maple Ridge.

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