The intersection at Coast Meridian Road and Riverwood Gate was improved through the City's partnership with ICBC.
The ICBC program, which began in 1990, focuses on engineering, enforcement and education to improve road safety throughout BC. Partnerships with local governments and police agencies assist in achieving the program goals.
2011 Traffic Safety Improvements
These projects are scheduled for construction as part of the City’s proposed 2011 partnerships with ICBC.
- Broadway Street at Langan, Cameron and Industrial Avenues – full traffic signals
- Coast Meridian Road at Salisbury Avenue – full traffic signal
- Coast Meridian Road at Prairie Avenue – widen to provide two southbound through-lanes
- Mary Hill Road at Central Avenue – bicycle and pedestrian-activated signal
- Pitt River Road at Shaughnessy Street – capacity and safety improvements
- Pitt River Road at Tyner Street – sidewalk bulges at pedestrian crossing
- Westwood Street Corridor – signing, marking and pedestrian safety improvements
- Click here to download a PDF of the City staff report to Council: “ICBC 2011 Road Safety Program - Proposed Partnerships in Port Coquitlam” dated February 22, 2011.
2010 Traffic Safety Improvements
These projects were funded through the City’s 2010 partnership, with ICBC.
- Coast Meridian Road – Coquitlam Avenue to Victoria Drive
- installed marked and signed crosswalks at Coquitlam Avenue, Dorset Avenue, Patricia Avenue, Apel Drive and Greenmount Avenue
- installed left-turn phase for southbound Coast Meridian Road to eastbound Laurier Avenue
- converted Coast Meridian Road to four-lane operation between Salisbury Avenue and Victoria Drive.
- Shaughnessy Street at Central Avenue - installed pedestrian-activated traffic signal
- Pitt River Road Corridor
- Pitt River Road at Pooley Avenue - installed bicycle and pedestrian-activated traffic signal
- Pitt River Road at Parkview Lane west – installed raised median
- Pitt River Road at Reeve Street –
- installed protected/permitted left turn phase for eastbound Pitt River Road to northbound Reeve Street (includes upgraded signal controller)
- installed tertiary signal head on northwest corner (for eastbound Pitt River Road traffic)
- installed various paint markings for left turn bays, etc.
- installed yellow backboard on the signal head on northeast corner
- Pitt River Road at Tyner Street – installed zebra crosswalk markings and increased clearance zones (interim treatment).
- Pitt River Road at McLean Avenue –
- installed pavement markings for left-turn and right-turn lanes
- installed signage for right-turn lane
- Speed Reader Board Program
- install on Coast Meridian Road, Lougheed Highway and Pitt River Road in 2011.
The City of Port Coquitlam, the City of Coquitlam and ICBC partnered in a corridor safety study of Westwood Street. A range of lower-cost traffic safety improvements on Westwood Street have been recommended for the 2011 program.
Corridor Safety Study: Kingsway Avenue – east of Westwood Street to Mary Hill Bypass
This study is scheduled for completion in spring 2011. Additional traffic volumes on Kingsway Avenue have resulted in fewer opportunities for pedestrians and drivers to cross or to access Kingsway. The joint safety study will assist the City in planning short and medium term traffic improvements along the Kingsway Corridor. The City has been collecting “post Coast Meridian Overpass opening” traffic volumes on Kingsway Avenue to inform the corridor safety study.
- Click here to download a PDF of the City staff presentation "ICBC Road Improvement Program – Partners in Traffic Safety" to the Saskatchewan and Manitoba Insurance Providers, dated October 7, 2010.
- Click here to download a PDF of the City staff report to Council: “ICBC Road Improvement Program - 20th Anniversary and Council Proclamation” dated April 8, 2010.
- Click here to download a PDF of the City staff report to Council: “ICBC 2010 Road Safety Program - Proposed Partnerships in Port Coquitlam” dated March 10, 2010.
2009 Traffic Safety Improvements
These projects were constructed in 2009 through the City’s partnerships with ICBC:
- Coast Meridian Road at Riverwood Gate – left turn lanes and traffic signal
- Lougheed Highway at Lougheed Meridian Connector – left turn lanes and traffic signal
- Kingsway Avenue at Broadway Street – left turn lanes and traffic signal
- Kingsway Avenue at McLean Avenue – left turn lanes and traffic signal
- Lougheed Highway at Dominion Avenue - left-turn lanes and full traffic signal
- Prairie Avenue at Wellington Street - bicycle and pedestrian-activated traffic signal
For more information, contact:
Dave Currie, P.Eng
Manager of Transportation
Location and Mailing Address:
Engineering and Operations Department
City of Port Coquitlam
#200-2564 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3G4
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)