Canada and British Columbia invest more than $6.8 million in pedestrian and cyclist overpass, connecting Burnaby Lake Regional Park and Deer Lake Park
Burnaby —The governments of Canada and British Columbia continue to invest in local infrastructure during this unprecedented time to meet the needs of communities, promote healthy living, and support economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, Terry Beech, Member of Parliament for Burnaby North–Seymour, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Janet Routledge, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Burnaby North, on behalf of the Honourable Josie Osborne, British Columbia’s Minister of Municipal Affairs; and His Worship Mike Hurley, Mayor of Burnaby, announced funding to build a pedestrian and cyclist overpass over Highway 1 in Burnaby.
The new overpass will improve active transportation in the area by connecting Burnaby Lake Regional Park and Deer Lake Park. The project will connect existing trails at either end of the bridge, and will also include landscaping and fixed park furniture. Users, including pedestrians, cyclists, and low-speed mobility device users, will benefit from increased mobility options in the Highway 1 corridor, south of Burnaby Lake.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $3.7 million in the project through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of British Columbia is investing more than $3.1 million, and the City of Burnaby is contributing more than $2.5 million to the project.
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