The City of North Vancouver council approved funding for a slew of new infrastructure projects to increase road safety and traffic.
At a recent council meeting, council approved $110,000 from the civic amenity reserve to fund the Lonsdale Avenue and 5th Street Safety improvement work.
“Lonsdale Avenue and 5th Street is one of the few remaining Lonsdale intersections with outdated pedestrian crossing letdowns and lack of corner bulges. Engineering design has been completed and the city received a cost sharing grant from TransLink to fund the construction,” staff told council,” staff told council.
The project will include construction of new corner bulges, letdowns and wider sidewalks meeting current standards. When complete, it will result in improved sight lines and reduced crossing distance for pedestrians.
Council has also approved $900,000 to construct pedestrian traffic signals on Keith Road and Hendry Avenue, Westview Drive at West 21st Street, and a special crosswalk with activated flashers on Larson Crescent at Larson Road. The project will result in improved pedestrian and cyclist safety at these three intersections, staff told council.
Pedestrian scale lighting at Grand Boulevard Park has also been approved.
The lighting will improve the comfort and safety of pathways users in the evening hours and in inclement weather, according to a staff report.