152 Street Road Upgrades Project Breaks Ground
152 Street upgrades include four travel lanes (from two lanes), a multi-use path for cyclists and pedestrians, transit and bus shelter improvements, and the twinning of the Nicomekl River Bridge crossing.
Surrey, B.C. – The City of Surrey has broken ground on the 152 Street Road Upgrades project including the twinning of the Nicomekl River Bridge crossing to improve public safety and the movement of people, goods and services on this major north-south route. The project involves raising and widening of 152 Street between the Nicomekl and Serpentine Rivers, which will increase flood protection and increase the resilience and safety of communities.
152 Street upgrades include four travel lanes (from two lanes), a multi-use path for cyclists and pedestrians, transit and bus shelter improvements, and the twinning of the Nicomekl River Bridge crossing. The project is part of the first phase of implementation of Surrey's award winning Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy (CFAS) to build community resilience to coastal flooding and sea level rise. The project cost is $44.4M and is funded in part by TransLink and the Government of Canada’s Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund.
The project is expected to be completed by 2025/26. Learn more at surrey.ca/152Upgrades.
“Road investments help Canadians move around their communities safely and efficiently. This investment will not only enhance transit options for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists and address future traffic demands, but will also help protect Surrey against flooding risks. We will continue to work with our partners to create a healthier, safer, and more resilient Canada for everyone,” said Sukh Dhaliwal, Member of Parliament for Surrey—Newton on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.
“From forest fires to flooding, Canadians are seeing the devastating impacts of climate change on our communities. Our Government is investing in adaptive strategies to mitigate the effects of extreme weather events and natural disasters. Increasing community resilience through projects like this one will help keep residents safe and ensure British Columbia continues to grow and thrive,” said the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and Member of Parliament for Delta.
“With over 30,000 trips a day, 152 Street is a key corridor connecting the communities of Surrey as well as providing access to White Rock and the Canada/U.S. border crossings,” said Mayor Brenda Locke. “Widening the road will ensure residents can get to where they are going efficiently. The project also includes raising the road to make 152 Street resilient to extreme weather events including atmospheric rivers to keep our community safe. I would like to thank the Government of Canada and TransLink for helping make this project possible.”
“TransLink proudly invests in infrastructure upgrades throughout Metro Vancouver to help build, maintain, and improve transportation connections throughout the region,” says TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn. “Through this project, we are excited to help build new cycling infrastructure, bus speed improvements, and road upgrades to help keep the people of Surrey moving.”
(Photo Caption: From left, Surrey Councillor Doug Elford, Surrey-Newton MP Sukh Dhaliwal, Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke, Surrey Councillor Pardeep Kooner, TransLink Director of Infrastructure Programs Shezana Hassko and Surrey Councillor Linda Annis celebrate the groundbreaking of the 152 Street Road Upgrades on June 13, 2023.)