BREAKING: Ladner road work delayed following merchant complaints
The Corporation of Delta will not be upgrading Ladner's busiest intersection in November after all, following complaints from local merchants who said it would hurt their Christmas sales.
Chief administrative officer George Harvie confirmed the cancellation following a Thursday morning (Oct. 25) meeting with Mayor Lois Jackson and Coun. Ian Paton, council's liaison for the Ladner Business Association.
"We looked at the information, reviewed the schedule with our director engineer [Steven Lan] and we'll be announcing that we will not be starting construction until mid-January," said Harvie.
"Our staff are trying to do their best to try to get it in there as soon as possible while still allowing access," said Harvie, referring to underground utility relocation work that would need to happen before the improvements to the intersection can happen.
"But we've heard the merchants, and we'll be starting mid-January."
Businesses in the area were upset to learn earlier this week that road work would begin after Remembrance Day, contrary to the plan the LBA had been told six months ago.
An open house on construction in the area will take place Thursday, Nov. 1 at Kin House, 5050-47th Ave, running from 6-8 p.m.