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Gatensbury Road from Grant Street to Bartlett Avenue will be closed (24 hours a day, seven days a week) to all vehicle traffic (except for local resident traffic) for road reconstruction and utility work between October 1, 2018 and May 2019. For the duration of the construction period, commuters are asked to use an alternative route to reach their destination.

The Gatensbury Road Improvement Project will include a new multi-use pathway on the west side of the road, concrete median dividers on curved sections, better sight lines for drivers, and enhanced street lighting. The project also includes the replacement of the existing watermain and the installation of a new storm main with additional catch basins. This investment in our infrastructure will improve safety for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians, and help us ensure consistent and safe operations of the utilities that serve our residents.

Other improvements:

  • new curb and gutter on both sides of the road
  • full-depth road reconstruction
  • lane width modifications/grade changes
  • line painting and improved signage
  • new fire hydrants
  • removal of asphalt ditches

Construction drawings: 

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The City of Port Moody requested feedback from Gatensbury residents during the preliminary design stage of the project. Here are some common themes from the feedback received, followed by relevant information from the City.

Concerns related to private property impacts
No additional land is required at this time. Should future design work identify a need for additional land, affected homeowners would be contacted directly by City staff.

Property concerns related to temporary access
There will be some access required to private property during construction. Affected homeowners will be contacted directly by City staff.

Loss of parking
While we have tried to retain as much on-street parking as possible, design elements like the multi-use path will result in some loss of parking. For the configuration of parking on Henry Street, please see the final concept sketch

Truck traffic
We are exploring measures to deter truck traffic, such as advance signage, and will continue to work with the City of Coquitlam on this issue.

Concerns about speeding and calls for traffic calming
This project includes traffic calming measures along the entire corridor.

Safety at intersections
Henry, Grant, and Noble Court intersections will be reconfigured to improve safety.

Potholes and cracked/broken curbs, and calls for concrete road instead of asphalt
The design includes a new road base and pavement structure for Gatensbury Road to help mitigate future pavement structure issues. Our current standards require the use of asphalt on these types of roads. Although concrete has certain benefits, it is not well suited to roads with steep grades (like Gatensbury), difficult to construct, and has high maintenance costs.

Sidewalk on east side of road
A sidewalk or multi-use path on the east side of the road is not possible at this time. Steeper slopes on the east side of Gatensbury make pathway construction more difficult and more expensive.

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Last updated: 15/01/2019 2:51:35 PM