Artist rendering of the Surrey-Langley skytrain station at 166 Street. (Translink/Special to The Star)

Surrey Langley SkyTrain moves forward with third round of public engagement

TransLink is seeking input on new station designs and construction management plans

The Surrey Langley SkyTrain project continues to move forward with a new round of public engagement that starts Friday, Sept. 18.

This round of public engagement offers a look at new station designs and seeks feedback on construction management plans.

Engagement runs from now until Oct. 4.

The Surrey Langley SkyTrain is a key priority for the region to help manage future planned growth so it is important that we get the project shovel-ready, said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond.

“While we deferred this round of public engagement from spring to fall due to COVID-19, we are keen to resume this work and forge ahead safely,” Desmond added. “That is why we are working with senior governments to prepare for project approval so that we can then start the procurement process to secure a project contractor for construction.”

The Mayors’ Council and TransLink’s Board of Directors endorsed the project’s business case in January 2020, which is currently under review by senior governments.

READ MORE: Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension faces potential delays due to COVID-19

TransLink is moving forward with this step now as we continue to evaluate our financial position and determine when procurement can commence.

With approximately $1.63 billion in available funding, subject to business case approval by senior governments, the full line could be constructed in stages.

This round of public engagement seeks feedback on how TransLink can;

• Minimize construction impacts on local traffic.

• Effectively communicate with businesses and residents.

•Incorporate the character of surrounding neighbourhoods in public art opportunities at the new SkyTrain stations.

Phase 3 public input survey can be completed at www.surreylangleyskytrain.ca.

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