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Broadway Street Improvements


Burnaby, British Columbia






Associated Engineering was retained by the City of Burnaby to complete the preliminary design, detailed design, and to provide construction services for the Broadway Street Improvements project.

The project includes 2.2 km of urban road and utility improvements. Improvements consisted of road rehabilitation and widening for this two-lane major collector road including adding curbs and gutters, sidewalk, urban trail, streetlighting, pedestrian traffic signal, intersection improvements (5 unsignalized, 2 signalized), electrical, utility, and drainage improvements. The design team undertook the coordination with third party utilities such as Telus, BC Hydro, FortisBC, Pembina, Shell, Metro Vancouver, and stakeholders including local residents, Coast Mountain Bus Company, and regulatory agencies.

The project included a significant active transportation component, with a multi-use urban trail along the length of the corridor and incorporating pedestrian and cyclist eco-counters into the design. The design included the replacement of the majority of aging storm and water utilities avoiding the need to dig into the newly improved roadway in the near future. The sanitary sewers service connections were upgraded. Electrical design included street lighting, traffic signals, and pre-ducting for fibre optic communications. It was critical that the construction work was staged to accommodate traffic throughout construction but also to provide continuous driveway access to adjacent properties. The team worked with the City and stakeholders to establish traffic management requirements, and then coordinated with the Contractor to confirm their traffic management program met the requirements.

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Project Highlights

The stormwater management design employed best management practices to address stormwater treatment to eliminate adverse impacts on the downstream watershed. Additionally, the project team identified areas of invasive plants, particularly Japanese Knotweed, and included the treatment and removal of such in the project requirements.