Gateway Open House – Dec 9 2009

Please be advised that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is holding an open house to view and discuss the plans for the Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project as it pertains to the impact on Fraser Heights. Specifically, topics to be discussed include upcoming traffic detours, long-term designs for 152nd Street, 156th Street and 160th Street interchanges, as well as long-term noise mitigation and landscaping options for the community of Fraser Heights between 152nd Street and 164th Street.

The open house is scheduled for the following date and time:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104 Avenue

Last week some directors of the FHCA attended a preliminary meeting to view the plans. Some notes from that meeting:

  • Gateway plans to use berms and 3 metre noise walls along the 154th – 156th St and 156th – 158th Street corridors.
  • There are no plans for noise walls in the area from Fraser Glen to 164th St. The only noise abatement planned in that area is the existing line of trees and some additional landscaping plants. Gateway feels that the houses along this stretch are sufficiently set back from the highway such that additional noise mitigation measures aren’t necessary.
  • Gateway is not planning on using noise reduced pavement anywhere along the Fraser Heights stretch of highway. They argue that it would be too costly to maintain given the volumes of traffic.
  • Access to Highway 1 from 110th Ave/152nd Street will be closed permanently in late January or February 2010.
  • A public meeting to discuss the area between 168th and 176th Streets will be held in the spring.

FHCA Contact: Heather Nelson