A new transportation plan suggests the city maintain its current sidewalk spending budget. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

Is your road getting a new sidewalk?

Abbotsford city staff lay out plans for 2019 sidewalk-building

The City of Abbotsford is looking at building out two years worth of new sidewalk projects in 2019.

Staff is planning to spend $978,000 on new sidewalks this year. That’s double the normal $500,000/year budget, because some money allocated last year wasn’t spent.

The largest project will centre around the Riverside and King Road intersection. The city will spend $400,000 to build 365 metres of sidewalk and add trees and street lighting. The new sidewalk will run east from an existing sidewalk on King Road to Riverside, and then north, under the Highway 1 overpass to Forrest Terrace, where it will connect to another existing sidewalk. The remaining projects will cost a little more than $500,000, with the remainder spent on surveying the location and designing the improvements.

Here are the other sidewalk projects:

  • Brundige Avenue: 350 metres from Primrose to Godson elementary school;
  • Monte Vista Crescent: 400 metres from Valemont to Sunnyside at Hill-Tout. The route is used by kids going to Ten Broeck elementary school;
  • Mt. Lehman Road: 110 metres from Old Yale Road to ambulance station;
  • George Ferguson Road and Pauline Street: intersection improvements for pedestrians;
  • Lynn Avenue: 115 metres to fill gap in sidewalk from Horizon to McCallum.
  • A staff report says construction is expected to take place in the summer and fall, following public consultation with residents that will be impacted.

RELATED: Most new transportation spending remains focused on Abbotsford’s roadways

RELATED: City to consider new roads, better transit, more sidewalks in new transportation plan


@ty_olsen
tolsen@abbynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Police seek owner of large stamp collection found in bush in Abbotsford

Good Samaritan turns over tens of thousands of cancelled stamps

Man pleads guilty to Surrey crash that killed two Abbotsford women

Sarah Dhillon and Paige Nagata died following head-on collision on Nov. 4, 2018

VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: B.C. Horseshoe Association hosts Abbotsford tournament

B.C. International Highwayman Open runs on Saturday and Sunday

Fire breaks out in Abbotsford home

Crews were able to quickly douse the fire and save the structure

Recent food symposium aims to create ‘valley food culture’

Event held in Abbotsford drew 100 people form local food community

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Raptors beat Bucks 120-102 to even series at 2-2

Lowry pours in 25 as Toronto moves within two games of NBA Finals

Body of missing snowmobiler recovered from Great Slave Lake

Police confirm the body is that of one of three missing snowmobilers

Toddler seriously injured after falling from Okanagan balcony

RCMP are investigating after a two-year-old boy fell from the balcony of an apartment in Kelowna

Fraser Valley chef sentenced to seven years for million-dollar drug operation

Raymon Ranu has been working as a cook since he was arrested for selling fentanyl and cocaine

Cost jumps 35% for Trans-Canada Highway widening in B.C.

Revelstoke-area stretch first awarded under new union deal

Is vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter battling B.C. blaze argues it is

Adam Knauff says he had to go hungry some days because there was no vegan food

Winds helping in battle against fire threatening northern Alberta town

Nearly 5,000 people have cleared out of High Level and nearby First Nation

Most Read