$66k bill for Pitt River Road work

A strip of Pitt River Road in Port Coquitlam will be updated because of the heavy truck wear on the pavement.

A strip of Pitt River Road in front of Riverside secondary school will be updated because of the heavy truck wear on the pavement.

Tuesday, Port Coquitlam’s committee of council voted to spend $66,500 to rehabilitate the two westbound lanes to bring the 120 metres of road up to standard conditions; the funds will come from the city’s general capital reserve.

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“I’m supportive of doing this work but I’m concerned about the truck traffic on that road,” Mayor Brad West said while stressing PoCo taxpayers are on the hook for damage.

Forrest Smith, PoCo’s director of engineering and public works didn’t say how many trucks heading to and from the nearby Kwikwetlem First Nation business park are travelling on the road but he said other construction is happening in the neighbourhood and other parts of the downtown that also contributed to the wear and tear.

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