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Mufford Overpass to open on Aug. 18

A construction worker turns onto the still-unfinished Mufford Overpass on Tuesday. The overpass will be open to single-lane traffic on Monday, Aug. 18, and Mufford Crescent will be closed from 62 Avenue to Highway 10 (Glover Road). The existing left turn onto Mufford will be closed, ending years of traffic jams at the intersection. Glover Road traffic will be able to access Mufford via the overpass. - Frank Bucholtz/Langley Times
A construction worker turns onto the still-unfinished Mufford Overpass on Tuesday. The overpass will be open to single-lane traffic on Monday, Aug. 18, and Mufford Crescent will be closed from 62 Avenue to Highway 10 (Glover Road). The existing left turn onto Mufford will be closed, ending years of traffic jams at the intersection. Glover Road traffic will be able to access Mufford via the overpass.
— image credit: Frank Bucholtz/Langley Times

The last of five overpasses being built in Langley and eastern Surrey as part of the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor program will be initially opened to traffic on Monday, Aug. 18.

A notice from contractor Columbia Bitulithic says that the Mufford Overpass will be open to single-lane traffic on that day, and that the existing Mufford Crescent between 62 Avenue and Highway 10 (Glover Road) will be closed.

Work is not complete on the Mufford project, the most elaborate of the overpasses. It is designed so that traffic from Glover Road can access Mufford Crescent, which has been widened to four lanes between the Willowbrook Connector (at 64 Avenue) and the overpass.

As part of the project, 64 Avenue has been improved east of Glover Road and a traffic light installed at 64 Avenue and 216 Street. However, the overpass is designed so that traffic for the Willowbrook commercial area will travel onto Mufford via Highway 10.

Work will continue on the project after the initial opening. Completion is several months away.

Meanwhile, the 192 Street overpass, the last of the three in the “Combo Project,” is now open to traffic. Work is still being done on several approaches to it. The 196 Street and 54 Avenue overpasses were officially opened in June, and the 232 Street overpass north of Highway 1 opened earlier this year.

Even these projects may not be enough, Langley Township  recently heard. (See related story.)

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