Work is expected to get underway this summer on a new pedestrian and cycling route between Gatensbury and Hillcrest streets in Coquitlam.
The King Albert Greenway will be a multi-modal transportation corridor that will connect a number of schools and civic facilities in the southwest neighbourhoods, including Centennial secondary and the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex.
Some of the features being considered for the path, which is expected to be completed in 2020, include new sidewalks, a bridge over Como Creek, curb extensions at intersections, landscape improvements, new wheelchair letdowns and improved signage and pavement markings.
Residents recently weighed-in on three options for the alignment of the route between Porter Street and Laurentian Crescent. After looking at feedback from 300 residents, staff are recommending the first option, which runs along the north side of Centennial Field.
Construction on the first phase of the route between Gatensbury and Poirier streets is expected to begin this summer. A new pedestrian and cycling bridge over Como Creek is planned for late 2019, depending on environmental approvals, while the eastern portion between Poirier and Hillcrest street is expected to be completed in 2020.
An open house will be held on May 15 between 4 and 8 p.m. at the Coquitlam Public Library, where feedback from the public will be presented along with the proposed route alignment. Staff will be on hand to answer questions. More information can be found here.