152 Street aerial

The City is upgrading 152 Street in the lowlands to increase flood protection and traffic flow.

Project Description

The City plans to raise and widen 152 Street between the Serpentine and Nicomekl Rivers to increase flood protection, traffic movement, and travel options.

The City will also raise a portion of King George Boulevard between Highway 99 and 44 Avenue to add a multiuse path for safer cycling and walking. The raised multiuse path will provide additional flood protection for the area.

152 Street and King George Blvd are key transportation corridors linking North Surrey with South Surrey, White Rock and the Canada/U.S. border crossings.

Summary of Improvements

Improvements will consist of:

  • Road raising along 152 Street and King George Boulevard for greater flood protection 
  • 4 travel lanes, transit stop improvements and cycling and walking paths along 152 Street to increase travel options and traffic flow
  • Multiuse path for safer cycling and walking along King George Boulevard
  • Twinning of Nicomekl River Bridge 

Preliminary Design

Rendering of preliminary design of 152 showing 4 lanes of traffic and multi use pathway

Above is an artistic rendering of 152 Street road improvements. There may be further minor changes to the design.

What will this project achieve? 

152 Street is a key transportation corridor in the City of Surrey. This road supports approximately 21,800 vehicles per day and more than 5,150 public transit commuters utilize this road as their route of travel daily. It is part of TransLink’s Major Road Network and serves as a key corridor for goods movement and emergency response.

This section of 152 Street between the Serpentine and Nicomekl Rivers is 2-lanes and built on grade in the floodplain of the Nicomekl River. This section does not include any paths for walking or cycling.

Studies have shown that this section of 152nd Street is a high risk for flood hazards. With our changing climate, stormy weather events are becoming more frequent. A significant flood along this section would have major economic impact, restrict the region’s ability to respond to emergencies and impact the flow of vehicles and people.

Upgrades to 152 Street will provide the following benefits: 

  • keep our communities safe in case the dykes breach during an extreme flood. This project is part of the first phase of implementation of Surrey's Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy (CFAS). CFAS guides the City’s work in ensuring our community is safe and prepared for coastal flooding and sea level rise. 
  • increase food security by protecting our farms from flooding
  • reduce traffic delays to keep our economy moving with the safe movement of people, goods and services.
  • improve emergency response times
  • make cycling and walking easier and safer so residents can get around in a way that is healthier, more affordable, and better for the environment
  • help us prepare for future growth by increasing travel lanes and adding paths for walking and cycling.

Upgrades to King George Blvd will provide the following benefits: 

  • keep our communities safe in case the dykes breach during an extreme flood
  • increase food security by protecting our farms from flooding
  • make cycling and walking easier and safer so residents can get around in a way that is healthier, more affordable, and better for the environment

Project Location

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Line map of 152 Street with red highlighted portion

Project Timing 

Construction of 152 Street will begin in spring 2023, and anticipated to be complete 2025/26. 

Construction of the multiuse path along King George Blvd is underway and anticipated to be completed by the end of 2022.

Contact

For more information about this project, contact Tindi Sekhon, City of Surrey Project Lead at 604-591-4765
or thsekhon@surrey.ca
 

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund.

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