Dolphin Crescent and Beaver Street are among area roads that may receive sidewalk improvements this year. City of Abbotsford image

Council approves sidewalk projects

See which neighbourhoods are slated to get new walkways

Council approved its 2017 sidewalk program at Monday’s council meeting. The plan had previously been looked at by Abbotsford’s Transportation Advisory Committee. See our story from April below.

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The city is looking to build nearly one kilometre of new sidewalks around the Abbotsford this year, with projects proposed for several residential neighbourhoods.

Every year staff put together a list of potential sidewalk construction projects. This year’s program would cost $500,000 and include the following projects:

  • Beaver Street (Marshall Road to Dolphin Crescent)
  • Dolphin Crescent (Beaver Street to Meadows Street)
  • Old Riverside Road (Old Riverside Park to Argyll Street)
  • Nicola Street (Haida Drive to Nanaimo Crescent)
  • Ross Road (Sun Valley Crescent to Duncan Avenue)

Various bus pad improvements and minor sidewalk connections

The projects are chosen based on factors including safety, resident requests, links to commercial areas, proximity to schools, hospitals and other facilities.

The city says it will consult with impacted residents before construction. Construction would begin during the summer/fall.