The Harris Road crossing has been a concern among residents and discussed by City staff and councils since the 1970s. It was also considered in the City of Pitt Meadows’ most recent Transportation Management Plan in 2014, but wasn’t feasible due to cost.
Now with funding available from the Government of Canada, the port authority, and CP, separating the rail crossings will improve safety by reducing the risk of collisions between trains and road users, improve community access and connections, and improve traffic flow and emergency response options. The project will also provide opportunities for public space improvements and walking and cycling connections.
If approved by Council, the Pitt Meadows Road and Rail Improvements Project will eliminate the at-grade crossing at Harris Road with a new four-lane underpass and a shared multi-use path to accommodate various modes of active transportation.
This infographic provides an overall at-a-glace visual timeline of the history and evolution of road and rail discussions for the City of Pitt Meadows, spanning from the 1970s until 2021 including key topics, meetings, and engagement opportunities.