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Surrey council to vote on $5.8M contract for pedestrian crossings, signals

If contract approved work will start in January and be completed by November
Council to vote on nearly $5.8 million contract for pedestrian crossings, signals and intersection work at numerous locations in Surrey. (File photo Black Press)

Surrey city council will consider a contract of nearly $5.8 million on Monday for B.A. Blacktop Infrastructure Inc. which if approved will see a slew of intersection and pedestrian crossing work done throughout the city.

The contract recommended by Scott Neuman, Surrey’s general manager of engineering, is for $5,799,296.19 with a spending limit of $6,380,000 and if approved will see the work starting in January with completion by November.

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The package consists in 12 enhanced pedestrian crossings, four new pedestrian signals, two overhead flashing crosswalks, a rectangular rapid flashing beacon crosswalk and five improved pedestrian crossings through installation of curb bulges and street lighting, Neuman explained in his corporate report. “In addition, this contract includes safety improvements to two existing signalized intersections along with one new traffic signal.”

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Broken down, new pedestrian signals are slated for 96 Avenue and 195 Street, 88 Avenue and 150 Street, Central Avenue and 132 Street, and at 8065 144 Street, as well as overhead flashing crosswalks at 103 Avenue and 148 Street and Halstead Place and 148 Street.

Also, enhanced pedestrian crossings are slated for 63 Avenue and 188 Street, 62 Avenue and 146 Street (Goldstone Park Elementary School), 6200-block of 146 Street (Goldstone Park Elementary School), 82 Avenue and 161 Street (Walnut Road Elementary School), 82 Avenue and 162A Street (Walnut Road Elementary School), and 63 Avenue and 188 Street.

Also in the mix are a traffic signal upgrade and intersection safety improvements at 64 Avenue and 132 Street, intersection safety improvements at 96 Avenue and 128 Street, and a new traffic signal and intersection safety improvements at 24 Avenue and 184 Street.

About the Author: Tom Zytaruk

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