Temporary Pedestrian Detours at the
Coquitlam Central West Coast Express Station
As part of ongoing construction for the future Coquitlam Central Station for the Evergreen Line, there will be some temporary pedestrian detours near the south passenger pick-up and drop-off area at the Coquitlam Central West Coast Express (WCE) Station. This work is so crews can reconstruct the roadway and restore access between the main parking lot and the passenger pick-up and drop-off area.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Starting on May 4, crews will be excavating and rebuilding the entire section of roadway and the pathway to the west of the entrance/exit to the WCE station to allow for vehicle clearance now that the elevated guideway has been built. Roadwork will occur in a fenced off area for up to two months. Transit users should be mindful that the majority of the construction activity will be underway daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include excavation, concrete pouring, material hauling and the use of heavy machinery. Some nighttime work may be required.
Construction of the permanent roadway and passenger pick-up and drop-off area will be done in two phases.
Phase One involves the reconstruction of the road and pathway to the west and will take approximately four to five weeks. Please review the graphic at the bottom of this email which highlights the changes that will occur during Phase One.
Phase Two involves restoring the roadway to its original configuration and completely closing the south passenger pick-up and drop-off area. This work will commence in early June and will last for approximately two to three weeks. Detailed information regarding this full closure, including a graphic, will be available closer to the start date.
The pedestrian walkway to the west of the passenger pick-up and drop-off area will be closed for approximately two months as part of the overall reconstruction of the roadway planned for this area. Pedestrians will be detoured to the east (as shown on the map at the bottom of the email).
Drivers and Passengers
Access to the WCE station from Lougheed Highway will be maintained during Phase One of construction, and will continue to be for immediate passenger pick-up and drop-off only. No waiting and/or parking will be permitted. Drivers and passengers are advised that Transit Police will continue to monitor wait times and violators will be ticketed.
Drivers picking-up and/or dropping off passengers for the Coquitlam Central Station Transit Exchange or West Coast Express station are encouraged to use the north passenger pick-up and drop-off area (shown on the map at the bottom of the email).
Access to the West Coast Express station and the Coquitlam Central bus loop will be maintained at all times. For the safety of all workers, drivers and pedestrians, please follow the instructions of traffic control personnel and posted signs while construction is underway.
When the reconstruction of the roadway for the entire area is complete, the vehicle connection between the main parking lot and the south passenger pick-up and drop off area will be reinstated in July 2015. The pathway for pedestrians will also be reinstated. Transit and WCE users should watch for changeable message signs and directional signage that will include the date as to when the roadway and pedestrian paths will re-open.
To contact EGRT Construction, the contractor who is building the Evergreen Line, please call 604-927-2080, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have comments or questions about the Evergreen Line, please call the Evergreen Line Project Office at 604-927-4452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.