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2018 White Rock News and Announcements

Posted on: September 13, 2018

UPDATE: Johnston Road Temporary Road Closure to Vehicle Traffic Extended


White Rock, B.C. – After the current temporary road closure of Johnston Road, CLCS (Canadian Landscape and Civil Services Ltd – the project’s Prime Contractor) has made significant progress to upgrade critical water and sewer infrastructure, installing soil-cell structures for the new trees, and addressing sidewalk safety matters on Johnston Road. In order to continue making significant strides, the City of White Rock will extend the Temporary Road closure from September 15, 2018 to September 21, 2018:


  • To reduce the duration of construction, the City of White Rock is permitting CLCS to continue to close vehicular traffic on Johnston Road from North Bluff Road to Russell Avenue (see map below). 
  • The closure starts at 5:00AM on Saturday, September 15, 2018 and ends at 7:00PM on Saturday, September 21, 2018.
  • CLCS will increase crew attendance and activity on site to accelerate project completion.
  • Vehicle access will be limited to only business delivery vehicles and emergency vehicles. 
  • Traffic Management will be in place to lead out vehicles to alternative routes. There may be some traffic delays in this area.
  • Transit routes will be temporarily redirected.  Please check with TransLink when planning your trip to learn about changes to the transit route you take.


The City is committed to ensuring pedestrians can get to Johnston Road businesses. Although there may be intermittent sidewalk closures, pedestrian access to Johnston Road businesses will still be available.


For businesses and customers visiting the area, free customer parking will be available at the parking lot on the corner of Johnston Road and Russell Avenue which can be accessed from Russell Avenue. Parking is also available along Johnston Road (Russell Avenue down to Thrift Avenue), and along Russell Avenue as well.

MAP (Click Here to See Larger View of Road Closure Map in PDF Format

Johnston Road Closure Map from September 15 - 21, 2018


The work includes the following:

  • Excavation, removal and disposal of asphalt and fill
  • Installation of soil-cells structure 
  • Concrete work, curbs and sidewalks
  • Backfill, compaction, and asphalt paving
  • Installation of streetlight bases


Looking south on Johnston Road at the intersection of North Bluff Road.

Rendering of Johnston Road looking north from Russell Avenue

  • The Johnston Road Revitalization project will involve the reconstruction and beautification of Johnston Road’s streetscape. 
  • Critical water and sewer infrastructure is also simultaneously being upgraded to minimize further construction impact and future costs.  

To learn more about the Johnston Road Revitalization project, see some construction-related photos, and catch-up on previous news items about this capital project, please go to:


For more information, contact:

Farnaz Farrokhi, Manager, Communications and Government Relations 

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