Abbotsford council has approved upgrades to several traffic signals and crosswalks at a total cost of $1.452 million.
The projects were approved at the council meeting on Monday (June 14), with the contract for the work awarded to Crown Contracting Ltd.
A city staff report states that the Transportation and Transit Master Plan highlighted several intersections in Abbotsford that require improvements.
Staff evaluated those intersections in 2020, and designs were undertaken by an appointed engineering consultant.
The work approved for 2021 includes three intersections that will be fully signalized: McKee Road at McKinley Drive, Blueridge Drive at Blue Jay Street, and Marshall Road at Old Yale Road.
The intersection of McKee Road at McKinley Drive will also require pavement regrading “in order to improve drivers’ sightlines,” according to the staff report.
As well, Blue Jay Street will be widened, and a crosswalk at McMillan Road at Mila Street will be upgraded.
The contract to Crown Contracting is for $1.087 million, but the additional costs include line painting and signs, BC Hydro infrastructure, electrical equipment purchasing, and construction administration and inspection.
Funding of $1.457 million for the projects is available in the 2021 capital plan, the staff report indicates.