The River Parkway Project involved providing lead design, contract administration, and inspection services for the City of Richmond. River Parkway opened on March 6, 2021 as the newest, critical component to fulfill Richmond’s long-term commitment to a sustainable arterial transportation network. The Parkway will improve traffic mobility as well as alleviate congestion on existing routes.
The initial challenge required constructing a road and utilities around and above an existing Metro Vancouver Trunk Sanitary Forcemain running the length of the project without disturbing this Forcemain. This important new transportation link will transform traffic, cycling and pedestrian options within Richmond’s City Centre.
River Parkway will:
-enhance traffic flow at the existing River Road-Gilbert Road intersection by eliminating the interim River Road connection next to the Dinsmore Bridge
-provide an appealing multi-modal travel corridor for transit, cyclists and pedestrians
-facilitate the opening of the Gilbert Road southbound to eastbound left turn movement onto River Parkway
-improve overall traffic circulation in the City Centre by completing the north loop road, providing a continuous viable alternate route to No. 3 Road and existing River Road
-facilitate the future development of the 15 hectare (37 acre) Lulu Island Park where the existing River Road is located
-support the City’s commitment to reduce vehicle trips and encourage safe, alternative modes of transportation by improving cycling and pedestrian infrastructure along the corridor.