2015-2018 | Township of Langley, BC
The Township of Langley knew it was time. The traffic demands of their community were growing, and due to development in the Willoughby, Yorkson, and Carvolth areas, a new connector road was needed. McElhanney was brought on board and excited to assist in the creation of a new east / west corridor from the intersection of 216th Street and Labonte Avenue to the intersection of Glover Road and Trinity Western University (TWU). Spanning four years from conception to completion, this $12M project became the largest capital works project McElhanney has completed to date in the Township of Langley. We provided:
- Preliminary & detailed design, including a new roundabout at the Glover Road / TWU intersection;
- Contract administration;
- Environmental & stormwater management;
- Liaison with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC Hydro, Telus, Shaw, and FortisBC.
The new connector road was officially opened to the public in August, 2018.
“This is a major piece of infrastructure we’ve been working on for many years to see built, and now it’s completed, I think it’s wonderful. It’s going to save time, it’s going to save congestion,” Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese said at the official ribbon cutting of the road on August 24.
The thoroughfare provides direct vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle access to the Langley Events Centre, where TWU sports teams play. The road has slashed commuting time for residents and provides easier and faster access to recreational facilities.
McElhanney Project Manager Dave Dulay said McElhanney was excited to help the Township deliver the new road to their community, by providing every service required.
“Road, roundabout, multi-use path, stormwater, water main, PRV station, landscaping, and structural design – as well as construction and environmental services. Our team also delivered electrical design, geotechnical services, and obtained the Agricultural Land Reserve approvals (ALR),” Dave said.
Some of the key challenges on this project included achieving a cost-effective geometric design which accommodated site constraints (e.g. >6% grades and pedestrian / cyclist crossing points), achieving route alignment and geometric optimization, addressing property impacts and archaeological concerns, including First Nations consultation, for a large area of Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), and maintaining traffic on Glover Road.