Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada

November 28, 2009 17:00 ET

Canada and Surrey Announce Major Road Upgrades

Stimulus funding will create jobs, stimulate regional economy

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2009) - Russ Hiebert, the Member of Parliament for South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale, and her Worship Dianne Watts, Mayor of Surrey, today announced funding for improvements along 96th Avenue in Surrey, BC.

"This is great news for the residents of Surrey," said MP Hiebert. "Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, our Government is delivering results. These improvements to 96th Avenue will ease the flow of traffic, improve safety and create local jobs for this region of British Columbia."

"The upgrades to 96th Avenue will significantly improve traffic flow in North Surrey," said Mayor Watts. "This is an important east-west connection for our City and the Region as it connects Surrey City Centre to the new Golden Ears Bridge."

Today's announcement represents a contribution of $8 million from the Government of Canada through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, with the remaining $16 million being provided by the City of Surrey, for a total of $24 million.

This project involves improvements to a section of 96th Avenue between 152nd to160th Streets, and 168th to 176th Streets, including widening the narrow rural roadway from two lanes to four, adding left-turn lanes at intersections, and installing sidewalks and street lighting. 96th Avenue is a connecting road between Surrey City Centre and the Golden Ears bridge. This project will reduce congestion and improve safety on this important roadway. Surface storm water drainage will also be improved using a series of detention ponds along one side of the roadway, and stream crossings will be upgraded to improve fish passage and habitat.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Russ Hiebert
    Member of Parliament for South
    Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale
    Office of Mayor Watts
    Judy Mann
    Infrastructure Canada