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Surrey council awards $7.5M contract for road work

This is for improvements on 148 Street between 58 Avenue and 64 Avenue
Surrey council once again meets in a different room, not in chambers, Monday night Feb. 12 on account of pro-Palestine protesters. (Screen shot)

Surrey city council awarded a $7.5 million contract to Lafarge Canada Inc. on Monday night for road improvements to 148 Street between 58 Avenue and 64 Avenue.

Scott Neuman, Surrey’s general manager of engineering, recommended the contract be set at $7,528,710 with a $8,280,000 spending limit, in a corporate report before council.

To be constructed are one travel lane in each direction, on street parking, and cycling and pedestrian facilities. “In addition, the project will improve access and circulation in the neighbourhood through the introduction of a new signalized intersection at 60 Avenue,” Neuman wrote.

The contract permits construction from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday with work expected to begin in March and be completed by fall, well before the new Snokomish Elementary School opens in early 2025.

Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke noted the “significant expenditure” is “primarily” focused on pedestrians and bike lanes.

“So that will really enhance that area and make it safer for people walking and biking,” she said.

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