Park Royal has awarded the contract for improvements the bridge crossing the Capilano River (known as the “Welch Street Bridge”)
West Vancouver, BC – February 3, 2021 – After postponing Improvements to the Welch Street Bridge due to uncertainty in 2020, improvements are set to commence in the coming weeks on the new shared pathway and enhanced connectivity to the Spirit Trail. The improvements are being done in partnership with the Squamish Nation and District of West Vancouver.
The bridge was constructed in and around 1976 and in recent years it has seen a significant increase in pedestrian and cycling activity and a vital link to the Spirit Trail.
These improvements will span the next 4 months with substantial completion targeted for late summer 2021 followed by remedial repairs and maintenance to the bridge deck.
A project of this size and scope will have intermittent impacts on vehicle and active bridge users. Details about traffic management and construction updates will be regularly provided on the Park Royal and District of West Vancouver websites.
The project is funded by Park Royal with contribution for the shared pathway coming from the District of West Vancouver.
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