The District of Squamish has issued a RFP for transportation improvements to the Highlands Way Roundabout. This project would upgrade the active transportation infrastructure around the Highlands Way roundabout, and construct a multi-use path for both cyclists and pedestrians.
The work is expected to be complete by October 2022.
Work will include sidewalk removal, concrete curbing, trail construction and paving, clearing and grubbing, hedge installation, and lighting relocations. The contractor is required to provide robust traffic management plans for district approval, and traffic delays shall be limited to two minutes.
However, some longer delays can also be expected.
“The roundabout serves as the only vehicle access to the University and part of the Highland and thus effective traffic management will be critical for success,” according to the bid document issued by the District.
Highlands Way North was identified in 2020 as a top priority for traffic calming measures to be introduced, in order to lower traffic speeds and/or volumes. The District is also accepting quotes for the Mamquam Ring Road Repairs project. The work generally consists of road repairs along the section of Mamquam Road below Quest University.
These repairs include but are not limit to removal of existing loose fill, road excavation to reinstate road width to pre-rain event, construction of ditch, road regrading, and installation of concrete barriers.