We haven’t heard much about the Stickle Road upgrade lately — but work on that project is ready to resume.
The Transportation Ministry is spending 9.5 million dollars to extend 20th Street behind Rona, to the south end of Stickle Road.
The project has been under discussion since 2015, and took three plans by the ministry after the first two were rejected by the public and local politicians.
The extension is going through BX Delta Creek Park, despite opposition from environmentalists, such as Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver.
Starting this week, ministry crews will be hauling and compacting preload material to add another metre to the elevation of the extension road.
There’s no firm estimate when the project may be completed, as the preloading can take up to two years, before the actual road is built.
Pictured: Stickle Road upgrade concept design, looking east (Ministry of Transportation)