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Richmond applies for TransLink funding for road improvement projects

Funding will go towards 13 pedestrian, cycling and road improvement projects
Alderbrige Way multi-use pathway construction
The City of Richmond is applying to TransLink's cost-sharing programs for pedestrian, cyclist and road improvement projects. Shown here: Crews were doing final preparations ahead of paving on a multi-use pathway on Alderbridge Way, in November 2019.

City council is applying for up to $4.4 million in grant funding that will go towards 13 pedestrian, cycling and road improvement projects.

The city will apply to a number of TransLink’s annual cost-share funding programs for the projects estimated to cost a combined total of $13,540,000. Councillors approved the funding applications at last week's council meeting. 

The projects include upgrading the intersections at Westminster Highway and No. 2 Road, and Cambie Road and No. 4 Road, as well as adding multi-use pathways along portions of Steveston Highway, No. 2, Lansdowne and Shell roads.

Other projects that the city hopes to receive funding for include the Browngate Road cycle tracks, and bus stop accessibility upgrades.

The city will decide which bus stops to upgrade after consulting with transit users and the Richmond Centre for Disability, according to a city staff report. About 10 bus stops will be upgraded.

Richmond also plans to study transit access at Bridgeport and Knight Street and assess whether a southbound-only bus lane could be added along Great Canadian Way between the Bridgeport Canada Line Station and Bridgeport Road.

The city will also ask for funding to study the intersections at Alderbridge Way and Garden City Road and Blundell Road and No. 3 Road, where transit users experience delays. Finally, the city wants to look at rapid bus expansion into Richmond along No. 3 Road.