2014

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Learn about Pinetree Way Improvements

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Learn about Pinetree Way improvements at Info Session on Sept. 17

COQUITLAM, BC, Thursday, September 11, 2014 – An information meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17 will provide details about improvements planned for Pinetree Way in the next two years.

Landscaping, more seating and lighting, attractive bus stops and better traffic flow are among the enhancements planned in 2015 and 2016 to Pinetree Way between Barnet Highway and Town Centre Boulevard. The intent of the project is to create a green, attractive and welcoming gateway to the City Centre while providing enhanced facilities and function for all road users.The $14 million project will be primarily funded by developers’ fees and grants, and will take place in conjunction with the Evergreen Line ALRT works to minimize the impact on the community.

Information meeting Sept. 17

The public is invited to learn more about the project at an information meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Coquitlam City Hall Council Chambers and foyer at 3000 Guildford Way. Those in attendance can view display boards and a 3-D animation video, ask questions of City staff and consultants, and provide comments.

Planned improvements

Pinetree Way will be maintained as a four-lane arterial road with left- and right-turn lanes. Some upgrades are planned to intersections and some access points to improve traffic flow and safety.

The project also intends to transform the corridor into an appealing, functional streetscape that encourages people to walk, cycle and gather in the City Centre. Planned improvements include a multi-use pathway with partial weather protection, wider sidewalks, pedestrian-activated signals, rest areas, public art and greenery, improved lighting and signage, safe and attractive bus stops, street parking in select locations, and traffic safety and operational improvements.

Specific design details and other elements will be available when the final detailed design is completed this fall. And the city will be meeting one-on-one with affected property owners and stakeholders.

For more project information or to sign up for Pinetree Way eNews email updates, visit www.coquitlam.ca/pinetreeway. Questions may be directed to 604.927.3515 or pinetreeway@coquitlam.ca.

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Media contact:
Mark Zaborniak
Manager, Design & Construction
604-927-3502
mzaborniak@coquitlam.ca