2015

Feb 17, 2015 Return to Headlines

Plans Progressing for City of Coquitlam Enhancements along Evergreen Line

by GS GS |

COQUITLAM, BC, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 – As work continues on the Evergreen Line’s elevated guideway, the City of Coquitlam’s work is also progressing on enhancing the corridors below.

Significant work around the travel lanes, medians and screetscapes, totalling more than $21 million, is planned for three key corridors:

Pinetree Way
Work along Pinetree Way will begin in spring 2015 and will continue until summer 2016. Features, which were presented to the public for input at an open house in September 2014, will include public plaza areas (gathering places, street furniture, etc), a multi-use pathway and decorative lighting and landscaping. 

A video flyover of the future corridor can be viewed at www.coquitlam.ca/pinetreeway.

North Road & Clarke Road
Initial concepts for these two corridors were presented at the Transit-Oriented Development Strategy sessions in 2012, with revised concepts presented at the recent Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan information sessions. They will continue to be refined over the coming months.

North Road, jointly-owned by the Cities of Coquitlam and Burnaby, will include median enhancements, improvements to pedestrian crossings, as well as guideway accent lighting and gateway features. The enhancements will follow the concept of the North Star – building on the northern orientation of the road and the association with navigation and goods and people movement along this historic transportation route.

Clarke Road will see road improvements such as turning lanes, medians, sidewalks and a multi-use pathway in select segments, as well as aesthetic improvements including accent lighting and gateway features as well as the possibility of creating a plaza area.  

For more information on the Pinetree Way Enhancements, or to sign up for email updates, visit www.coquitlam.ca/pinetreeway. For the North and Clarke Road enhancements, visit www.coquitlam.ca/north-clarke

For information on the provincial Evergreen Line rapid transit project, visit www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca

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Media contact:
Ian Radnidge
Director, Strategic Projects
604-927-3671