Park Royal will be commencing improvements the bridge crossing the Capilano River (known as the “Welch Street Bridge”)
West Vancouver, BC – March 11, 2020 – Improvements to the Welch Street Bridge will commence in the coming weeks to address safety, better active transportation and vehicular movements and enhanced connectivity to the Spirit Trail. These improvements are in partnership with the Squamish Nation and District of West Vancouver.
The bridge was constructed in and around 1976 and in recent years it has seen a significant increase in pedestrian and cycling activity as a vital link to the Spirit Trail. Through the course of time the bridge has undergone periodic maintenance and repairs but requires more substantial intervention to ensure ongoing service. The combination of increased active use and needed repairs.
The work is planned to commence March 2020 with substantial completion targeted for the end of summer 2020.
A project of this size and scope will have intermittent impacts on vehicle and active bridge users. Details about traffic management and construction updates will be regularly provided on the Park Royal website.
The project is funded by Park Royal with contribution for the shared pathway coming From the District of West Vancouver.
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