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.

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