Surrey Council approves 64 Avenue Road Widening contract
At the Regular Council Meeting on Monday, Council approved a contract for improvements on 64 Avenue between 177B and 184 Streets.
Surrey, BC – At the Regular Council Meeting on Monday, Council approved a contract for improvements on 64 Avenue between 177B and 184 Streets. The $15.7 million contract was awarded to BA Blacktop Infrastructure and includes widening of 64Avenue from two to four lanes as well as pedestrian and cycling infrastructure to support sustainable travel options, community growth and increased traffic volumes. The project also includes new signalized intersections at 180 Street, 181A Street, and Claytonwood Gate to improve road safety and neighbourhood access.
“Expanding this busy corridor in Cloverdale is integral to improving Surrey’s transportation network,” said Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke. “Council continues to prioritize high growth neighbourhoods for road expansion. As a key east-west corridor, widening 64 Avenue from two to four lanes will help ease congestion and reduce commute times for our residents. The City’s short-term transportation capital program focuses on delivering $300 million in transportation investments over the next four years to support our ever-growing population and this is just the start.”
During the development of the project designs for the 64 Avenue road improvements, staff identified an opportunity to coordinate the road improvements with BC Hydro's planned duct bank project planned along the same 64 Avenue corridor. BC Hydro's duct bank project is an important investment for Surrey as it will support growth in the Cloverdale community and service the new Surrey hospital and BC Cancer Centre. Delivering BC Hydro's planned duct bank project as part of the 64 Avenue road improvements will minimize impacts on road users and provide opportunities for economies of scale. BC Hydro is funding the entirety of this work under the contract.
Construction is expected to start in February 2024, and be completed by Spring 2025. A four-week road closure may be required during Summer 2024.
Funding for this contract is available in the approved 2024 Transportation and Utilities Budget.
Click here to learn more about improvements to 64 Avenue.