The Corporation of Delta enlisted Binnie to provide the engineering design and construction management services for roadway and utility improvements along 3.6 kilometres of Arthur Drive in Ladner, British Columbia. The project area lies between 28 Avenue and 44 Avenue and along 28 Avenue between 52 Street and 53 Street. The stretch is part of a main route connecting Ladner and Tsawwassen.
This was one of several initiatives in Delta’s Neighbourhood Road Improvement Plan. Binnie was involved in the addition of bike lanes, pavement rehabilitation, sidewalk and grassed boulevard strips, rain gardens, street trees and plantings, patterned/textured pavement, and improved signage. Binnie staff coordinated a sub-consultant to design street lighting and supported Delta by engaging with local residents at an open house. The project required that Binnie relocate BC Hydro and Telus poles. Staff ended up working closely with BC Hydro on the designs and ensured that the new poles were placed with adequate room for pedestrians and cyclists travelling along Arthur Drive.
Binnie considers one of the keys to the project’s success to be the improved safety of the pedestrian walkway between Kirkland House and Sacred Heart Elementary School fronting the Chilcotin Slough.
Tyler Lu, P.Eng., PMP, who was the project engineer for the Arthur Drive improvements, noted:
One of the most challenging and rewarding parts of the project has been working with the community, including the residents and the elementary school during the design and construction to address their concerns.
The Corporation of Delta and the Ladner Business Association partnered up to celebrate the improvements on September 15, 2017. The event showcased local businesses and included a dance in the street, children’s activities, and a scavenger hunt.
Binnie was the Prime Consultant for phases I and II of the Arthur Drive Improvements. Binnie has since been retained by Delta to design improvements along 53rd Street and 28th Avenue, just south of the work on Arthur Drive.