PITT MEADOWS, BC – Pitt Meadows City Council, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (port authority), and Canadian Pacific (CP) have agreed to temporarily pause work on the Kennedy Road overpass, part of the Pitt Meadows Road and Rail Improvements Project. Priority is being given to the Harris Road underpass as the critical grade separation given its importance to the community.
“Council is committed to looking after the best interests of our entire community,” said Mayor Bill Dingwall. “As one of the busiest rail crossings in the region and knowing that train traffic will continue to increase, the focus needs to be the Harris Road underpass to ensure improved safety and access for our citizens, businesses, and first responders.”
On March 9, the port authority provided a project update to Council and the community, announcing plans to pause the design work related to the Kennedy Road overpass and prioritize efforts on the Harris Road underpass.
This spring, the project team will provide an update on the CP rail component of the project, and share the results of a related noise study and next steps.
During the next round of public engagement in the fall, the project team will share with the community the proposed design for the Harris Road underpass and information about the relocation of the heritage buildings.
“As we work to advance the Harris Road underpass, we will continue to work in close collaboration with the port authority and CP to share information about those components of the project most important to the community,” says Chief Administrative Officer Mark Roberts.
Updates and information will continue to be shared with the public as they become available.
For more information please contact:
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows