Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Intersection Upgrade On Hold

Highway 19A/Northfield and Boundary Intersection

A project to undertake upgrades to the intersection at Highway 19A/Northfield and Boundary are currently on hold as the City pursues options to address a funding shortfall of $800,000.  The shortfall is the result of higher than expected costs associated with the active railroad crossing, scope of the storm infrastructure required, earthworks and paving.

Working in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation, the City has developed an intersection improvement concept that seeks to make the intersection safer and operate effectively for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.  To complete this concept, the City has budgeted approximately $1,000,000.  The Ministry of Transportation has cost shared 50:50 on the design, which was completed in the spring of 2014, and committed to a cost share of 50:50 on construction costs up to $1,000,000.  ICBC has also indicated that they can contribute $95,000 to the project.   

The revisited cost of the upgrade is estimated to be approximately $2,900,000.  To secure the additional $800,000 in funding, the City will pursue grant opportunities and a review of the cost share agreement with the Ministry.


1 comment:

  1. Why can not the City take that money from the endless supply they have for purchasing over priced parkland, giving to the theater groups for new buildings or from the millions they are planning on spending on the old industrial waste site called Wellcox property??


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