152 Street Road Upgrade
We're increasing flood resilience of 152 Street between the Nicomekl and Serpentine River.
The City plans to improve the resilience of 152 Street to be above extreme water levels between the Nicomekl and Serpentine River. The road will be widened to accommodate growth in traffic volume and provide additional emergency capacity.
152 Street is a key transportation corridor in the City for goods movement and emergency response. It is one of only six routes linking North Surrey with South Surrey/White Rock.
What Will This Project Achieve?
Upgrades to this section of 152 Street will:
- Provide additional line of flood protection to the area, in case dykes breach in the event of an extreme flood. This segment of 152 Street is at high risk for flood hazards. A significant flood along this road and the overall coastal floodplain would have major economic impacts. The upgrades will meet new standards for flood resiliency.
- Increase the region’s ability to respond to emergencies by floodproofing this vital north-south connection in Surrey and reducing emergency response times with added lanes.
- Increase capacity and improve traffic flow by adding more lanes for vehicles. This road supports approximately 21,800 vehicles and 5,150 public transit commuters per day. It forms part of TransLink’s Major Road Network (MRN).
- Create multi-modal paths for cyclists and pedestrians, supporting healthy lifestyles and providing more travel options.
Upgrading 152 Street through the floodplain is in line with the Surrey’s Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy (CFAS), to help prepare for sea-level rise and improve flood resilience within the coastal floodplain.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund.
This project will be done in stages. Due to challenging soil conditions, considerable preloading of soil will be required. A project schedule is being developed and will be posted when available.
A public meeting is anticipated to be held in summer 2020 to present project design.
For more information about this project, please contact Newton Conti, City of Surrey Project Manager at 604-591-4381 or Newton.Conti@surrey.ca.