Changes made to major Delta roadway project

Delta residents will have a chance to see the latest changes are proposed for one of the city’s most congested roadways.

The city is holding a public information meeting for the 72nd Avenue roadway improvements project to see the revised preliminary design and provide feedback.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Sungod Recreation Centre gym, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The city’s engineering department has been planning a series of upgrades for 72nd Avenue, which sees up to 28,000 vehicles daily.

The project would take place in phases from the BNSF overpass to 120th Street.

To address the safety audit recommendations, Delta staff recommend including a narrow median island along 72nd Avenue to restrict turning movements from driveways and side streets.

Staff recommend including signalized U-turns at Westview Drive and 116th Street to improve access for property owners that front onto 72nd Avenue.

Staff also recommend signalized U-turns at two additional intersections, which would involve property impacts, at 112th Street and at Nicholson Road.

The engineering department notes the westbound queue on the avenue typically extends back to 115th Street during a typical morning rush hour.

With the addition of an extra westbound travel lane, the queue is expected to decrease by 50 per cent.

Meanwhile, on-street parking along 72 Avenue would be restricted from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information about the project check:'s-projects/neighbourhood-road-improvements-plan/72-avenue-roadway-improvements-(bnsf-overpass-to-120-street)


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