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Night construction, delays coming to Langley’s 208th Street

Intersection at 72nd Avenue next area to see major construction work
Widening of the intersection at 72nd Avenue and 208th Street will result in night construction in April and May in Langley Township. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Night construction will begin this month for the next phase of the widening of 208th Street in Willoughby.

The work will start on Monday, April 22, and will run from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. over the following five weeks. However, a Township spokesperson said that schedule may be adjusted or extended.

The night work will be around the rebuilding of the intersection of 208th Street and 72nd Avenue, and will be for both road work and installing underground utilities.

Doing the work at night is intended to prevent delays for drivers during the busier daytime hours.

Some delays are expected, but traffic control crews will be on scene to direct vehicles. There will be single-lane alternating traffic through the intersection during the construction.

The contractor working on the site will be doing their best to mitigate construction noise and traffic disruption, according to the Township.

This is part of Phase 1 of the widening of 208th Street, which has been going on since last year, from the Willowbrook Connector at 64th Avenue up the hill to 72nd Avenue.

Phase 2 will continue north of 72nd Avenue up to approximately 77A Avenue.

The project is aimed at substantially completing the four-laning of 208th, the main road through the residential core of Willoughby. When finished, it will include sidewalks, street lights, and other amenities.

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Matthew Claxton

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Raised in Langley, as a journalist today I focus on local politics, crime and homelessness.
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