132 Avenue and Fern Crescent Multi-Use Path and Intersection Improvements
The City of Maple Ridge plans to upgrade the active transportation facilities on 132 Avenue and Fern Crescent between 232 Street and 236 Street to create a safer and more enjoyable experience for pedestrians and cyclists. The project will also include upgrades on Balsam Street and 236 Street and improvements to the Fern Crescent/236 Street intersection.
McElhanney Ltd. has been retained to design the project and Arsalan Construction Ltd. has been retained to construct the project. Construction is anticipated to commence in November 2022 and complete in June 2023.
During construction, single-lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Maple Ridge Park will remain open throughout the project. We thank you for your patience during construction.
The project will include:
3 m–wide multi-use pathway on the south side of 132 Avenue/Fern Crescent
Paved pathway linking Balsam Street to 132 Avenue and 236 Street to Fern Crescent
Pedestrian/cycling crossings along the corridor
Improved bus stop on Fern Crescent
What Will this Project Achieve?
Healthier travel options that are better for the environment
The addition of multi-use paths for walking and cycling will eventually link to a network connecting Silver Valley to downtown Maple Ridge. The multi-use path will provide cycling facilities that are separated from traffic and the pedestrian crossings will provide access to Maple Ridge Park from several locations on 132 Avenue and Fern Crescent. The project’s upgrades will improve fish and riparian habitats along 236 Street as well as manage stormwater.
Improved neighbourhood access
The new multi-use path will provide easier and safer access to parks, schools, recreation, transit and other amenities. Improvements will include street/pathway lighting, pedestrian/cyclist crossings and bus stop improvements. The multi-use path will enable users to park their cars in the parking lot adjacent to 132 Avenue and access Maple Ridge park, Maple Ridge Dog Park and Cross’s Cabin Park on foot or by cycle.
Public Information Session
A virtual public information session was held onJune 29, 2022 via Zoom. City staff and the design consultant presented the design for the project and answered questions from the public.
For any questions or concerns, please email the project manager, Bradley Romeo, at 604-467-7429.