Highlighted Transportation Construction Projects

Learn about current transportation construction projects happening in your neighbourhood and around Chilliwack. 

Vedder Road Widening – Keith Wilson Road to Watson Road

Construction: October 2020 - November 2021

The City of Chilliwack will be making improvements in the near future along several roads in our community, including widening Vedder Road from Keith Wilson Road to Watson Road. The widening of Vedder Road is part of a larger construction package that will include the widening of Promontory Road from Vedder Elementary east to Chester Drive, and the upgrade of Prest Road from Highway #1 to McGuire Road. Council has awarded these works in one package to Eurovia BC. Bundling multiple roadway projects together helps keep costs low while ensuring the works are coordinated in a way that minimizes the impact to the community.

The improvements along Vedder Road include road widening to four travel lanes, a centre turning lane, bike lanes, sidewalks and streetlights on both sides of the corridor, along with the relocation of the overhead BC Hydro cables underground. Now that Council has awarded the project to Eurovia BC, construction is anticipated to start in Fall 2020 and continue into 2021.

Vedder Projects Frequently Asked Questions

Promontory Road Widening – Vedder Road to Chester Drive

Construction: February-November 2020

The City of Chilliwack will be making improvements in the near future along several roads in our community, including widening Promontory Road from Vedder Elementary east to Chester Drive. The widening of Promontory Road is part of a larger construction package that will include the widening of Vedder Road from Keith Wilson Road to Watson Road, and the upgrade of Prest Road from Highway #1 to McGuire Road. Council has awarded these works in one package to Eurovia BC. Bundling multiple roadway projects together helps keep costs low while ensuring the works are coordinated in a way that minimizes the impact to the community.

The improvements along Promontory Road include road widening to four travel lanes, a centre turning lane, bike lanes, sidewalks and streetlights on both sides of the corridor, along with the relocation of BC Hydro poles. 

Prest Road Widening and Semiault Creek Bridge Replacement

Construction: Phase 1 February-June 2020; Phase 2 June-October 2021

The City of Chilliwack will be making improvements in the near future along several roads in our community, including the upgrade of Prest Road from Highway #1 to McGuire Road. The Prest Road project is part of a larger construction package that will include the widening of Vedder Road from Keith Wilson Road to Watson Road, and the widening Promontory Road from Vedder Elementary east to Chester Drive. Council has awarded these works in one package to Eurovia BC. Bundling multiple roadway projects together helps keep costs low while ensuring the works are coordinated in a way that minimizes the impact to the community.

The improvements along Prest Road include road widening to provide sufficient travel lane width, bike lanes, shoulders, replacement of Semiault Creek Bridge, along with the relocation of BC Hydro poles. 

Prest Road and Chilliwack Central Road Roundabout

Construction: November 2019 - May 2020

Works include design and construction of a single-lane roundabout with road widening approaches, street lighting and drainage improvements.

Five Corners Intersection Project

Construction: January - May 2020

Works include new traffic signal, streetlights and approximately 80m of water main, 700m of curb/sidewalk and 3,000 sq. m of paving.

Hackbrown Road Realignment

Construction:  June - October 2020

Works include approximately 270m of Hackbrown Road rural road construction and 240m of Annis Road rural road widening.

Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalk Improvements

Construction: February – April 2020

Works include the installation of RRFB crosswalks, road marking improvements and concrete/asphalt sidewalk improvements at the following locations:

• Keith Wilson Road at Lindys Drive
• Keith Wilson Road at Janis Street
• Menzies Street at Portage Avenue
• Bernard Avenue at Crescent Drive (E)

More locations for RRFB installations are coming in 2020.

Vedder Roundabout Art

City Council awarded the construction and installation of the Vedder Roundabout Art at the regular meeting of Council on February 18, 2020.  The Art will be manufactured off-site in March 2020 and installation on site at the intersection of Vedder Road, Chilliwack River Road and Vedder Mountain Road, will begin in April 2020.  Completion of the project is scheduled for June 2020.

For more information about the project, see Background and FAQ.


Completed Transportation Construction Projects

Lickman Interchange Project

Construction: March - September 2019

This work includes improvements to the north and south portions of the Lickman Interchange. Key improvements on the north side include additional turning lanes at the Yale Road /Industrial Way intersection, and additional southbound climbing lane to the westbound on-ramp. Key improvements on the south side include an additional northbound lane, and additional southbound lane, removal of eastbound off-ramp / on-ramp signal to allow right-turn only at off-ramp, and construction of a two-lane roundabout at the Yale Road / Luckakuck Way intersection. Improvements also include extension of the northbound left turn lane on the suspended portion over Highway 1 as well as bike lanes in both directions on Lickman Road.   This project was completed in Fall 2019.

For more information, visit the project webpage.

Cultus Lake Road & Vedder Mountain Road Roundabout

Construction: January - June 2018 and September - December 2018

In November final paving and line painting was completed for the project.   Signage, streetlighting and boulevard restoration was completed in December while final wall railings and roundabout landscaping is scheduled for early in the new year. 

Valley Rail Trail North Phase 1

Construction:  June - November 2018

The Valley Rail Trail from Luckakuck Way north over the Trans-Canada Highway and Chilliwack Creek to Airport Road was opened to the public on November 24, 2018.

This work includes construction of a cantilevered pedestrian/cyclist pathway off the western side of the existing rail bridge over the Trans-Canada Highway, a new bridge over the Chilliwack River, signage and traffic signals at Airport Road and approximately 900m of trail construction. This project is funded in part by the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure.

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Vedder Project FAQ 2020-02-19 571KB
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