Work on the 216th Street Interchange last year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Input sought on 216th Street study for Walnut Grove

Comments are requested, but there is a June 24 deadline

A study of 216th Street in Walnut Grove will look at the street’s needs before traffic increases due to a new highway interchange, currently under construction.

Langley Township is working to set the scope of the study, which will look at 216th Street from Telegraph Trail, just north of the new interchange, to 96th Avenue.

“The purpose of the study is to review the existing conditions on the corridor and to identify the short and long-term needs anticipated with increased traffic resulting from the opening of the 216 Street and Highway 1 Interchange,” said a notice on the Township’s website.

Residents along 216th in Walnut Grove have been vocal about concerns over noise, traffic, and pollution from the expected increase in traffic.

The terms of the study will take local concerns into account, including:

• concerns with increased traffic and impact to safety

• the need for traffic signals at some intersections, or other intersection improvements

• the need for additional pedestrian crossings and infrastructure

• the need for cycling facilities

• potential on-street parking impacts

• vehicle speed and ways to calm traffic

• school areas on 216 Street

• truck traffic

• traffic shortcutting through residential neighbourhoods

• encouraging and safely accommodating more active transportation

The first phase of the report is to be completed before the interchange opens later this year.

A second phase will take place after the interchange opens, and will include surveys of the new traffic patterns and traffic volumes.

The Township is inviting anyone who has an interest in the area to send comments and suggestions to 216streetstudy@tol.ca, fax to 604-533-6098, or dropped off in person or mailed to the attention of 216 Street Study, Engineering Division at the Township Civic Facility located at 20338 65 Ave., Langley, BC, V2Y 3J1.

All submissions are requested by a deadline of 4:30 p.m. June 24, 2019.

Just Posted

Man with gunshot wound walks into Langley hospital

Multiple police units responded to report

PHOTOS: Aldergrove Fair kicks off with 10th anniversary show n’ shine

The 107th annual Aldergrove Fair kicked off with some showy vehicles on… Continue reading

Figures reveal spike in highway traffic jams between Abbotsford and Langley

Nearly one in 20 westbound vehicles between Abbotsford and Langley clocked at under 60 km/h

Gymnasts compete for spot on national team in Langley

Young and elite level gymnasts were competing at the LEC

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Body, burning truck found near northern B.C. town

RCMP unsure if the two separate discoveries are related

Former Fernie Ghostrider re-signs with Vancouver Canucks

Josh Teves has signed a two-year contract with the NHL team

Couple found dead along northern B.C. highway in double homicide

Woman from the U.S. and man from Australia found dead near Liard Hot Springs

UPDATE: West Kelowna fawn euthanized, not claimed by sanctuary

Gilbert the deer has been euthanized after a suitable home was not found in time

BC Wildfire Service warns wet weather no reason to be complacent

Fire risk currently low for much of B.C. compared to same time over last two years.

Bank of Canada lowers qualifying rate used in mortgage stress tests

Home sales softened last year after the federal government introduced new stress test rules for uninsured mortgages

Trudeau says Ottawa open to proposals for B.C. refinery as gas prices soar

Prime minister says he knows B.C. residents are struggling and the federal government is open to ideas

Clock’s ticking to share how you feel about Daylight Saving Time in B.C.

Provincial public survey ends at 4 p.m. on Friday

Most Read