Coquitlam engineers will talk this month about plans to upgrade a dilapidated road at the base of Burke Mountain.
A Zoom meeting is planned for April 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. to discuss the $16.5-million proposal to lift Cedar Drive — a road north of the blueberry farms, on the way to Minnekhada regional park — and improve the infrastructure and environment around it.
The work, which will roll out over three years, is in response to the development in the Partington Creek neighbourhood on Burke; the area will become the commercial and recreational centre for the mountain, where the city expects 50,000 people will eventually call home.
Among the utility and environmental upgrades for Cedar Drive are a 1.5-metre lift to the road, to protect it from flooding, and widening it to include a multi-use pathway and street lighting; a new drainage channel off Partington Creek, and environmental improvements to the watercourse and riparian areas; and a new sewer line along Cedar Drive, extending to Upper Victoria Drive.
Funding for the capital project will largely come from development cost charges (DCC).