72 Avenue Roadway Improvements (BNSF Overpass to 120 Street)


Delta staff have developed a revised preliminary design for 72 Avenue between 120 Street (Scott Road) and the BNSF Overpass to address congestion and safety issues along the corridor.

A safety audit of 72 Avenue preliminary design was conducted and resulted in several significant safety‐related modifications to the design. Based on the safety audit, the design has been revised to include a new narrow centre median island along 72 Avenue, new signalized U‐turns to improve access for properties fronting 72 Avenue, new traffic signal at 118 Street and, extended on‐street parking restrictions along 72 Avenue from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The revised preliminary design for the proposed improvements along 72 Avenue is attached for information.

The proposed improvements along 72 Avenue include:

  • Four travel lanes with dedicated turning lanes from the BNSF overpass to 120 Street (Scott Road);
  • New narrow centre median island along 72 Avenue;
  • New grass boulevard and concrete sidewalk on both sides of 72 Avenue;
  • New traffic signal at 72 Avenue and Westview Drive including signalized U-turns;
  • New traffic signal at 72 Avenue and 113 Street;
  • Intersection improvements at 112 Street and 116 Street including potential signalized U-turns;
  • New traffic signal at 72 Avenue and 118 Street;
  • New decorative street lighting;
  • Drainage improvements including rain gardens at select locations; and,
  • Roadway repaving.

Project Timeline

The detailed design for the project is scheduled to be completed in 2020. The construction is scheduled in two phases (subject to Council approval) as follows:

  • 2020 – BNSF Overpass to 115 Street
  • 2021 – 115 Street to 120 Street

Learn about the typical stages of construction for this project: Road Construction Process.

Public Consultation

Two Public Information Meetings with City staff were held in February 2018 and May 2019. The design has been revised based on resident feedback and the safety audit.

The third Public Information Meeting with City staff was held on February 27, 2020 to present the revised preliminary design and receive feedback from the community. Poster boards from the third Public Information Meeting are attached for information.

Photo Renderings

72 Avenue West of 113 Street – facing East



72 Avenue East of Westview Drive – facing West



Reports and Related Documents

Contact Information

For more information, please email the Engineering Department or call 604-946-3260.

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