The new Low Level Road is currently 85% complete and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2014. While the road will be open, some final clean-up works may take place into late 2014.
The two Moodyville Park pedestrian bridges (one is a timber-beam bridge and the other is a suspension bridge) and the Spirit Trail Overpass are in mid-construction. Abutments are being installed, which entails concrete pouring and rebar installation. Suspension cables, decks and railing will be in place by end of October.
The westbound lane for the new Low Level Road is scheduled to open in mid-August, marking a major milestone towards Project completion. In preparation for the opening, the existing Low Level Road will be closed to all traffic. This closure is weather dependent and is anticipated to be the weekend of August 22nd. Notices of the closure are in the North Shore News and North Shore Outlook. Work will involve excavation and gravel placement at the foot of St. Patricks Ave and will include night work.
The landscaping plan has been finalized and bids have been received for the work. Once the decision is made regarding the contracting services, planting will start in the Fall. Please go to http://porttalk.ca/document/show/546 to see the final plans.
To read the latest update on ongoing construction, please visit www.porttalk.ca/lowlevelroad.
About the project
The Low Level Road Project is designed to enhance rail and port operations as international trade continues to grow and to address long-standing community safety and traffic congestion challenges in the area.
These improvements are identified as part of a broader investment in the North Shore Trade Area on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, Port Metro Vancouver, TransLink, the City and District of North Vancouver and the private sector.
Development of the project involved extensive community consultation and information sharing.