Confirmation of funding for the project is anticipated in 2018. With procurement and construction expected to take up to five years, the new service could be in operation by the target date of 2023.
Planning Ahead for Construction
LRT runs on the ground and most stops have a relatively small footprint; this means construction impacts along the corridor will primarily be limited to what is typically experienced during standard road-widening projects—lane closures, detours and some traffic delays.
More extensive work will be required for the upgrades to the Guildford and Newton exchanges and at Surrey City Centre, where LRT will integrate with the Surrey Central and King George SkyTrain stations.
Working With Businesses and Communities
TransLink and the City of Surrey will work with the construction contractor to implement a construction management program that minimizes disruption and maximizes predictability. This includes working with businesses and communities to develop construction management requirements, such as:
Maintaining safe access to homes and businesses for pedestrians and vehicles
Keeping transit moving as a priority and providing alternate routes to ensure that all traffic continues to move
Maintaining business visibility from the street
Minimizing and effectively managing noise, dust, and vibration
Providing early notice of upcoming changes and frequent updates on project status
More detailed information will be available as part of our next stage of engagement.