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Langley roads discussed

Chamber of commerce talk featured 16th Avenue.

  • May. 18, 2016 8:00 a.m.

A trio with major stakes in local transportation and transit took questions Tuesday at the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Peter Fassbender, the minister for TransLink, Louise Yako, president of the BC Trucking Association, and TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond answered some questions from chamber president Scott Johnston.

• 16th Avenue:

Fassender and Yako both talked about widening the busy south Langley route. Yako noted its the only east-west route for oversized truck cargo.

• The 216th Street highway interchange.

Yako noted that she lives in the area so can see both sides, including that of local residents opposed to the new overpass.

But she and Fassbender both said a major link over the highway is needed to ease congestion and eliminate choke points.

• Mobility pricing. An alternate method of tolling road and bridge drivers thatFassbender said is achievable – but complicated.

Currently, the TransLink Mayors’ Council is looking to raise funds from developers around future rapid transit lines to help fund transit expansion.


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