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2018 White Rock News and Announcements

Posted on: May 24, 2018

(Update) Johnston Road Construction Notice - Businesses Open May 24, 2018

Johnston Road Revitalization Rendering

The City would like to inform residents and businesses of the upcoming construction work starting this week on Johnston Road from North Bluff Road to Russell Avenue. The construction work involves the reconstruction and beautification of Johnston Road’s streetscape, which includes safer new sidewalks, convenient crosswalks, rain gardens, and treed seating areas, to name a few exciting upgrades that will take place. 

We are striving to minimize public impact over the long term and will take this opportunity to simultaneously upgrade the critical water and sewer infrastructure on this block, and the block to the south, thereby ensuring capacity and reliability for this growing neighbourhood. 

There will be partial road closures along Johnston Road between North Bluff Road and Russell Avenue during this time. 

Pre-construction related work began May 16, 2018, with full construction to occur this week. Crews will be working Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with possible extended hours during evenings and weekends, as needed. Signage and certified traffic control people will be in place. 

To learn more about the Johnston Road Streetscape Revitalization project, please visit: www.whiterockcity.ca/JohnstonRoad

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS 

What is the purpose of the Johnston Road Streetscape Revitalization Project? 

The Johnston Road Streetscape Revitalization project will ultimately improve accessibility, safety, and ease of use along Johnston Road. It will also provide a beautiful canopy of trees along the corridor, areas for seating, including outdoor café seating along the new widened sidewalks, which will help revitalize the Town Centre. What is the duration of the Johnston Road Streetscape Revitalization Project? This capital project is scheduled to start in May of 2018 and be completed, in Fall of 2018. 

Who do I call if I have concerns during the construction process? 

The City will make every effort to minimize the impact of construction on your daily routine and/or business. During construction, we will do our best to address your concerns, so please bring any immediate concerns you may have to Engineering and Municipal Operations by calling 604-541-2181 or emailing Operations@whiterockcity.ca

How will the City manage traffic and lanes? 

We will attempt to maintain both northbound and southbound single lane traffic. Part of the construction work will limit access to single lane traffic for direction only. Residents should expect delays and use alternative routes. Onsite traffic control personnel will ensure the safety of road and sidewalk users. Information about any full road closures will be communicated in advance. 

Will the construction work be phased? 

Yes, the construction activity will be completed in phases to minimize disruptions to businesses and residents. 

How will I be able to access my residence/business during the construction phase? 

Access to residences, business and their driveways will be maintained through the project. When sidewalk and driveways are disrupted and under construction safe passage will be provided by Contractor to pedestrians and customers visiting the businesses in the area. 

How will you manage noise associated with construction? 

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that comes with construction of a major capital project and appreciate your cooperation and patience. During construction, there will be some noise as crews work on portions of the road surface. Crews will be working Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., with possible extended hours during evenings and weekends, as needed. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation and patience as we work to complete the Johnston Road Streetscape Revitalization Project. We will make every effort to minimize the impact of construction on your daily routine. 

During construction, please bring any immediate concerns you may have to Engineering and Municipal Operations at 604-541-2181 or Operations@whiterockcity.ca.


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