Revised Mufford overpass plans to be unveiled Tuesday

An open house on plans for the revised rail overpass at Mufford Crescent and 64 Avenue will be held next Tuesday and Wednesday.

An open house on plans for the revised rail overpass at Mufford Crescent and 64 Avenue will be held next Tuesday and Wednesday.

The new plans for the rail overpass were developed by the ministry of transportation as a replacement for the planned overpass that would have linked 64 Avenue on both sides of the railway tracks. The overpass project would have included a new road from near the Costco at 64 Avenue and Willowbrook Connector to 64 Avenue east of Glover Road. It would have crossed farmland, and was rejected last year by the Agricultural Land Commission as being too intrusive on ALR land.

Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom announced in July that plans for the new overpass had been completed. However, no details were revealed at that time. The ministry has been consulting with area land owners and government officials on the plans, and will unveil its revised plan at the open houses.

The ministry took over responsibility for the project from the Township, after the rejection of the earlier plans.

The overpass project is to be funded as part of the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor program, which includes funds from all levels of government, as well as the railways, Port Metro Vancouver and TransLink. The Mufford overpass project was initially budgeted at just over $50 million.

The open house will be held at Langley Golf and Banquet Centre, 21550 44 Avenue, from 3 to 7 p.m. on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Stolen Bentley seen driving wrong way in viral video has been recovered

Dash cam captured coupe nearly colliding with oncoming traffic

GREEN BEAT: Opening ‘new roads’ in Langley makes cycling safer

HUB Langley pushed to ‘UnGap the Map’ and create more bike infrastructure throughout the community.

VIDEO: Vancouver fall to Seattle in Game 2 of the playoffs

Thunderbirds topple the Giants 4-1 in Langley, evening the Western Conference series one game each

Jordan Owens memorial tournament continues

Players come from as far away as Washington State to take part in fundraiser

WATCH: Out and about in Langley

March 23 to 25; your guide to community happenings.

Calgary captain has 3 points as Flames torch Canucks 3-1

Giordano leads way as Alberta side cracks 100-point plateau

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Vancouver-bound transit bus involved in fatal crash near Seattle

One man was killed and a woman injured in crash with bus purchased by TransLink

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Most Read