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Friday, July 20, 2012


It has come time.  Safeway at Burquitlam Plaza will see its last day on or about August 11, 2012.  It will be resurrected in about two years, once the Burquitlam Station is in place.  Let's hope it's a little more modern than the current version.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

And so it begins

The past 2 or 3 months have seen lots of activity on North Rd.  According to the Evergreen website:

Road widening and utility work along North Road continues. Please watch for traffic control personnel.
  • Expect lane closures on the west side of North Road. No significant impacts to traffic are expected for this work.
  • Pedestrians for safety reasons please obey the sidewalk closures on the west side and use the sidewalks on the east side of North Road instead.
A construction bulletin on the same site tells us that there are electrical upgrades happening.  The picture above was taken a month ago.  Today those cones have taken over a lot more of the road, and man of the trees on the right are disappearing.  I'm not sure why this blurb tells us to use the east side of North Road - anyone who has *tried* to use the west side already knows it was virtually impassable with the greenery - barely single lane.  So a good by-product will be a real sidewalk on an otherwise very busy street.  (and don't get excited about the picture - I was a passenger!)