Did you know TransLink is responsible for more than transit? Mhmm! This year, we’re committing nearly $65 million in the Major Road Network (MRN) to fund road, cycling and pedestrian infrastructure in municipalities across Metro Vancouver.
Fifty-one capital projects across the region will receive a portion of $23 million in funding this year. It’s all part of the Mayors’ Council’s 10-Year Vision that will improve transportation infrastructure for people whether they drive, bike, walk or take transit. The projects include:
- West Keith Road multi-use and cycling path in North Vancouver;
- roadway widening, streetlights and new bike lanes in Delta;
- separated bike lanes along 100 Avenue in Surrey; and
- the Willingdon Linear Park: a new park and multi-use path on Willingdon Avenue in Burnaby.
Also included is the annual release of funds, about $41.8 million, to municipalities to operate, maintain and rehabilitate the Major Road Network. Each municipality decides how to best use the funds for a range of activities, including street cleaning and snow removal, maintaining streetlights, traffic signals and signs, patching potholes and repaving. Funding is provided per kilometre of the MRN within each municipality.
This is just the beginning of our road investments for the Major Road Network, which consists of more than 600 kilometres of arterial roads that carry the bulk of the region’s commuter, transit and truck traffic.
Over the next two years, the Mayors’ 10-Year Vision commits more than $130 million to keep the Major Road Network in a state of good repair, reduce congestion and help people and goods move safely across the region.
Watch the announcement
LIVE: Major Road Network Funding Announcement ? https://t.co/TzQWMWrT1B
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) October 13, 2017