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January 13, 2016
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January 13, 2016

Front Street Road closures to begin February 1, 2016

New Westminster – Beginning Monday, February 1, 2016 Front Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic while work on the deconstruction of the western portion of the Front Street Parkade and the construction of the Front Street Mews takes place. Front Street is expected to remain closed until July 2016.

During this time, pedestrian access will be maintained and vehicular access will be permitted along the Front Street Frontage Road with intermittent road closures between Begbie Street and Sixth Street. Vehicle access between Begbie Street and McKenzie Street may be restricted to Trapp & Holbrook underground parking only during construction.

Commercial truck traffic will be re-routed to other regional truck routes where possible, and the following changes to truck route commercial regulations will be implemented: Eastbound truck traffic on Royal Avenue will be permitted between the hours of 6 AM to 9 PM; and Westbound truck traffic will be permitted on Columbia Street between the hours of 6 AM to 9 PM (see map).  Between the hours of 9 PM and 6 AM, commercial truck traffic will be permitted on 10th Avenue in the eastbound and westbound directions between Southridge Drive and McBride Boulevard (see map).

The City of New Westminster is making every effort to ensure the project is completed as quickly as possible with minimal disruptions to residents and businesses. For project updates and more information, please visit the project website at www.newwestcity.ca/waterfrontvision

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Contact:

Catalin Dobrescu
Utilities and Special Projects Engineer
City of New Westminster
604-527-4595 or