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Brief Bypass closure planned (updated)

Construction workers on the job at the 196 Street overpass. - Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times
Construction workers on the job at the 196 Street overpass.
— image credit: Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times

The Langley Bypass will be closed the evening of Jan. 22 to allow construction workers to install the steel girders that will carry 196 Street traffic over the busy road.

Ken Zondervan, design and construction manager for the City of Surrey, said the shutdown should only last a few hours.

It’s another milestone for the project, part of the Roberts Banks Rail Corridor project. The 196 Street overpass is part of the “combo” project, which involves three overpasses and new roads. They are designed to speed train traffic to and from the Delta container cargo port and reduce traffic congestion.

The Bypass crossing comes less than two weeks after the overpass girders went across the nearby railway tracks on Dec. 11.

That took about two hours, Zondervan said.

Work on the different elements of the overpass is on or “slightly ahead” of schedule, he said.

Three new overpasses and several new roads are being built as part of the project. The other two overpasses will cross the tracks at 192 Street and 54 Avenue. There will also be traffic lights at 196 Street and 60 Avenue and 196 Street and 64 Avenue, as part of the overall project.

 

Note: a previous version of this story gave the date as Dec. 22. That was based on incorrect information supplied by the City of Surrey.

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