Rail warning signs expected for Langleys in 2018

The signs were to have been built years ago as part of a rail overpass project.

The long-promised rail warning signs are coming to Langley – years after the overpasses they are linked to were finished.

The electronic warning signs were promised as part of the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor project, which included eight rail overpasses between Delta and the Fraser Valley.

The project wrapped up in 2014 when the $51 million Mufford overpass in Langley was finished.

But the electronic warning signs weren’t built.

The signs were planned for several major routes around the at-grade crossings, including 200th Street, 208th Street, and Logan Avenue in Langley City, and at 200th Street, Glover Road, 56th Avenue, and Fraser Highway in Langley Township.

They would warn drivers if a train was approaching, giving them time to adjust their route and head for one of the new overpasses built as part of the project.

Now the long-promised project has finally gone to tender, under the control of the provincial Ministry of Transportation.

Funding issues have been dealt with and construction is expected to start in the spring or summer, said Paul Cordeiro,

“The costs are being shared between Port of Vancouver, TransLink, Province and Federal governments,” said Francis Cheung, administrator for the City of Langley.

However, there will not be as many signs as originally planned, said Cordeiro.

The project has been scaled back from nine signs to six, for the largest routes affected.

Construction is set to begin in the spring or summer of 2018.

_________________________________

Is there more to this story?

mclaxton@langleyadvance.com

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

_________________________________

Just Posted

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

Young Giants make Worlds

Two forwards from the Langley-based WHL team were picked today to represent Canada.

Langley Rams look for repeat victory Saturday, heading into semifinals

Finishing second in the regular season, Langley hosts its first playoff game in four years.

Foursome unites in Fort Langley show

A new exhibition of art opened Wednesday at the Fort Gallery.

Langley has no legion branch but will have poppy sales

A special poppy campaign starts later this month and needs volunteers.

Legal pot price must be ‘competitive’ with black market: Blair

Bill Blair shared final words on journey to legalization ahead of official day Wednesday

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale showed little sympathy Tuesday for such individuals who now want to return to Canada

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

UPDATE: B.C. man who swam naked with sharks arrested

David Weaver, of Nelson, will face mischief and assault charges

Canada Post union issues strike notice; rotating strikes could begin Monday

Union says rotating strikes will begin if agreements aren’t reached with bargaining units

Carole James avoids questions on B.C.’s payroll tax (with video)

Green MLA Adam Olsen cites huge tax increase for local business

Most Read