Wednesday, January 23, 2019
File Number: 
File #2019-03

 

PITT MEADOWS, BC – On December 18, 2018, Mayor Dingwall and Council hosted a dialogue with MP Dan Ruimy, MLA Lisa Beare and Katzie First Nation as well as representatives from Canadian Pacific, Greater Vancouver Gateway 2030, TransLink, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) to further discuss federal and provincial transportation projects in the community.

“This meeting was a positive step toward improving transportation infrastructure in Pitt Meadows,” said Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall. “Council is committed to engaging with the community and moving forward in a transparent way that is reflective of advocacy for our community.”

Cliff Stewart, Vice President, Infrastructure at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority said “We are pleased that the Government of Canada has provided funding to advance critical infrastructure projects in the City of Pitt Meadows that will improve the quality of life for residents, while helping to support Canada’s growing trade.”

Over the coming months, the City of Pitt Meadows will engage in dialogue focused on the City’s Principles and Interests with the port authority, Canadian Pacific Rail and others. “We have heard from our residents that a vital component of improving transportation in Pitt Meadows is the mitigation of noise, vibrations from rail activity and the preservation of heritage homes,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “The City will also specifically advocate for no financial impact to Pitt Meadows.”

Through the National Trade Corridors Fund, the Government of Canada has invested $55.8 million for four project bundles, led by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.  Pitt Meadows is host to one project bundle that includes an addition of nearly 5km of track paralleling the existing rail track through Pitt Meadows, a four lane underpass at Harris Road and construction of a two-lane overpass at Kennedy Road, which is estimated to cost $141 million.

To learn more and stay up to date, visit pittmeadows.ca/transportation.

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge,
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.ca
p. 604.460.6704

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