King Edward Street Closure


King Edward Street Closure Coquitlam

It’s summertime, which means lots and lots of road work. The final phase of the King Edward Overpass project in Coquitlam is slated to begin on August 6, 2011. For 12 weeks, King Edward Street will be closed between Lougheed Highway and United Boulevard. There has been ongoing work in the area, but this will up the ante for sure.

“Highway 1 is being detoured and lowered to allow for the final construction phase of the King Edward Overpass,” said Coquitlam’s Mayor, Richard Stewart. “This section of the King Edward Overpass goes over the existing King Edward Street and Highway 1, which involves added complexity to this portion of the work.”

Once King Edward is closed, Highway 1 will be temporarily re-routed to create a work zone between eastbound and westbound Highway 1 traffic, which is needed to complete the final phase of the King Edward Overpass. As part of this phase of construction, Highway 1 will be lowered at this location, and King Edward will pass over top of the both the CPR tracks and Highway 1.

“Since this project began we knew an extended closure would be necessary,” said Maurice Gravelle, Coquitlam’s General Manager Strategic Projects. “We have been communicating with residents and businesses about the nature of the upcoming closure from the start, and are glad that we now have a confirmed date for the next phase of the work.”

For more information on this project visit www.coquitlam.ca/kingedward. And for information on all ongoing road and infrastructure projects in Coquitlam, visit the Active Infrastructure Projects page.

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