Poles relocated for safety

Construction on busy White Rock road to get started next week.

Work to move utility poles out of the roadway along North Bluff Road between Foster Street and Stayte Road is to get underway next week.

Construction is to begin Aug. 15, and is expected to finish within two months.

According to a city report, the $417,427 (excluding HST) bid by Imperial Paving Ltd. is the lowest of three submitted, and came in at more than $350,000 less than a consulting engineer estimated the project would cost.

Funds for improvements between Stayte Road and Martin Street are included in the city’s 2011 Capital Works Program. The work is to include reconstructing the road base and replacing sections of curb and gutter to “skirt” the utility poles.

City officials acknowledged in April that positioning of the poles was contributing to dangerous conditions for pedestrians and motorists alike. ICBC statistics noted the block between Foster Street and Johnston Road alone logged more than 200 “vehicle incidents” between 2006 and 2010.

While the initial project scope included replacing existing overhead wiring with underground wiring, that aspect has been abandoned.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Dozens of Canadian venues to light up red in support of entertainment workers

Local facilities among dozens across Canada to participate in Light Up Live

Horgan’s election call ‘nakedly opportunistic,’ political scientist says

Premier says campaign will ‘fully comply’ with public health directions

Canada West Golf Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

UBC, UBC-O, UFV and UVic athletes will not hit the links this year, Kelowna was set to host

Earl Marriott grad adjusting to NCAA life amid COVID-19 restrictions

Jeremiah Mackie joins older brother Jaxon on Gonzaga University cross-country team

COVID-19 exposures at Surrey schools: An updated list

Fraser Health has created a new webpage listing COVID-19 cases in schools

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

‘Unprecedented’ coalition demands end to B.C. salmon farms

First Nations, commercial fishermen among group calling for action on Cohen recommendations

Earthquake off coast of Washington recorded at 4.1 magnitude

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

Vancouver Island sailor stranded in U.S. hospital after suffering massive stroke at sea

Oak Bay man was attempting to circumnavigate the world solo

Most Read