Update August 23, 2017 - Equipment moves this evening expect short delays and flow reduced to single lane at times.
The contractor is planning to move into the adjacent lane lane on Wednesday, August 23, starting around 7 PM or 8 PM. We expect the move to be completed around 1 or 2am August 24th. Traffic may be reduced to single lane or temporarily stopped for short periods of time.
Please slow down in construction zones!
On July 26, 2017, the City of Port Moody began construction work to upgrade the westbound portion of the Barnet Highway Overpass, located between Inlet Centre Station and Dewdney Trunk Road. The upgrade will include a new bridge deck surface, and a multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists on the north side of the overpass. The City of Port Moody is investing in our infrastructure now to prevent further deterioration that would lead to higher maintenance or replacement costs in the future. This project will improve safety for drivers, and improve access to Inlet Centre Station for cyclists and pedestrians.
HOW WILL THIS WORK AFFECT TRAFFIC?
- It will be necessary to close a portion of the overpass during construction.
- We plan to resurface one lane at a time, which will allow two westbound lanes to remain open during construction.
- The traffic management plan for the construction period requires the closure of the left-turn lane into Dewdney Trunk Road when travelling west along Barnet Highway.
- Eastbound traffic will not be affected.
- This closure will be in effect from mid-July 2017 until the end of November 2017.
HOW WILL WESTBOUND DRIVERS ACCESS DEWDNEY TRUNK ROAD?
- To access Dewdney Trunk Road from the westbound direction, drivers may use Mariner Way, near Coquitlam Centre, as a detour route (please see attached map).
- If required, drivers may use Buller Street and Golden Spike Lane as a U-turn route.
- Two lanes will remain open to carry the flow of westbound traffic along Barnet Highway toward St. Johns Street
This project also involves widening the sidewalk on the north side of the bridge, which will require detours for pedestrians and cyclists for a portion of the construction period.
During construction, you may hear construction-related noise in the neighbourhood. Some night work will be necessary; however, we expect night-time noise to be minimal, as the construction contract will require crews to perform the noisiest work during daytime hours. Night work has been approved to help the City minimize traffic disruption, and manage project costs by completing construction before winter arrives. We apologize for any potential disruption, and thank you for your patience as the City works to improve our roads and pathways.