Johnston Road refurbishment project to launch in new year

City of White Rock to focus on beautifying sidewalks, lighting and trees along uptown corridor.

Sidewalks on Johnston Road are one of the areas to be addressed in a revitalization initiative in the new year.

Sidewalks on Johnston Road are one of the areas to be addressed in a revitalization initiative in the new year.

The City of White Rock will be launching a revitalization initiative in the new year for three blocks of Johnston Road, the city’s economic investment committee was told last week.

Daryl Tyacke of ETA Landscape Architecture briefly spoke on the project Dec. 9 – presenting examples of some of the landscaping work his firm has done in the past – and said that design-development workshops and community engagement will get underway in the city in January or February.

Focus of the work will be on three blocks of Johnston Road, from North Bluff Road to Roper Avenue, with sidewalks, lighting, trees and flowers and a main entryway to the city among areas that will be addressed.

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