Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wembley Road announcement

Upgrades improve safety on Wembley Road

BC on the Move: Wembley Road Improvements
Transportation Tuesday, March 17, 2015 5:15 PM
PARKSVILLE - As part of B.C. on the Move, the Government of B.C.’s new 10-year transportation plan, improvements will be made to Wembley Road to make it safer for residents, schoolchildren and motorists.
Improvements to Wembley Road include:
  • 1.2 kilometres of shoulder widening on the west side of Wembley Road from the Parksville city boundary to Wright Road;
  • Installing a new cross walk, with lighting, at the Roberton Boulevard intersection; and,
  • Widening existing bus pull outs along the corridor.
In addition, these improvements will further enhance access to Parksville-Qualicum Beach Links, a popular pedestrian and bicycle route.
The estimated total project cost is $250,000. The project is expected to be completed by November 2015.
Since 2001, the B.C. government and its partners have invested more than $30 million in transportation infrastructure improvements in the region.
B.C. on the Move is government’s new 10-year plan for the improvement of the province’s transportation network. It provides a comprehensive road map for transportation investments and strategic policy actions over the next decade. The actions prioritized in B.C. on the Move will grow the economy, maintain and replace aging infrastructure, and support trade for B.C.’s expanding resource sectors through Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway.
Over the next three years, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will invest up to $2.5 billion to improve British Columbia’s transportation network.
B.C. on the Move was developed incorporating feedback received from a wide-ranging public engagement, during which over 12,500 survey responses were received from British Columbians throughout the province, and the B.C. on the Move website was visited over 44,000 times.
B.C. on the Move is available online at:
Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone -
“As part of a provincewide public engagement process, my Parliamentary Secretary Jordan Sturdy met with over 70 groups on Vancouver Island and heard first-hand the transportation needs of Island communities. The addition of a crosswalk and widening the shoulder will help improve safety on this section of road.”
Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell -
“These improvements to Wembley Road not only make it safer, they make it easier for people to enjoy physical activities like cycling and walking. That’s important to our growing community, and I’m very pleased that we are making these upgrades this year.”

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