Councillor Petrina Arnason has called for a report on possibly widening 208th Street in Willoughby. (Langley Advance files)

Low-cost loans pondered for Langley’s 208th Street

Council is awaiting a report on how much it would cost to widen 208th Street in Willoughby.

Langley Township will look into low-cost borrowing when considering whether to widen 208th Street in Willoughby.

Councillor Petrina Arnason, who put forward a motion for a new report on the busy street in February, received unanimous council approval for the idea at Monday night’s meeting.

Township staff is putting together a report on the costs of widening the busy road, one of the main arteries of the fast-growing Willoughby area.

Right now, developers widen 208th as they build, which has left parts of the road two lanes, parts three, and parts fully widened to four.

A 2015 report suggested the cost of widening the road from 64th Avenue to the highway overpass would cost $46 million.

The new report will take into account work that has been done since then.

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