Langley Township Councillor concerned over slow progress on roundabout project

Kim Richter says intersection of 232 Street and 56 Avenue remains in poor condition

The roads have been paved and sidewalks put in as work continues on the new roundabout at 232 Street and 56 Avenue. Councillor Kim Richter expressed concern at the June 18 meeting that there was ‘no action’ happening on the project.

The roads have been paved and sidewalks put in as work continues on the new roundabout at 232 Street and 56 Avenue. Councillor Kim Richter expressed concern at the June 18 meeting that there was ‘no action’ happening on the project.

Traffic issues dominated several discussions during Township council’s meeting on Monday, June 18 and so it was inevitable that the 232 Street/56 Avenue roundabout was raised.

“It’s in very poor condition,” Councillor Kim Richter commented.

“I’m very concerned about the condition of that road. Why is the contractor not getting this done?”

The surface on the approaches and around the edge of the roundabout itself are rough and uneven, and at the edge of eastbound 56 Avenue “there is a huge drop-off,” she said.

“There is no action going on there,” Richter said, adding that she often drives in that area.

Engineering director Ramin Seifi advised that the majority of the work is being carried out at night.

It needs to be done as soon as possible, Richter urged, noting that a “significant” accident has already occurred there.

Paul Cordeiro, the Township’s transportation engineering manager, said later that weather permitting, the roundabout should be all but complete by the end of June.