Pitt River Road and McLean Avenue Upgrade

Port Coquitlam residents can view the city’s plans to widen and improve a 1.1-kilometre stretch of Pitt River Road and McLean Avenue.

Drivers should expect delays and parking restrictions on Pitt River Road and McLean Avenue between Mary Hill Road and Kingsway Avenue starting the week of Mar. 27, due to a major road and watermain improvement project.

The roadworks will continue until September, weather depending. Until that time, the work will generally take place between 7 am and 7 pm and the Contractor will work to keep one lane open in each direction. Between 9 am and 3 pm, sections of the road may be limited to one lane with traffic personnel directing traffic.

Parking restrictions will also be posted within the construction area, as needed.

We ask that you follow posted parking and traffic signs, and to use alternative routes when possible. Vehicles parked within restricted areas will be towed at the owner`s expense.

The improvements will include:

  • Upgrading the roads to an arterial standard, with two travel lanes, one lane of parking, new curb and gutters
  • New sidewalks where warranted
  • Street lighting upgrades
  • Road resurfacing
  • 1.5 kilometers of bike lanes, east- and west-bound
  • Improvements to watermains and water service connections
  • Additional hydrants to improve fire protection
  • Retaining walls
  • Hydro pole relocation
  • A storm sewer on Pitt River Road

Planning for the project began last year and included an open house, survey and other public consultation.

The work is part of the city`s 2017-2018 capital program, which includes spending $31.1 million on upgrading roads, pipes and sidewalks and improving other city infrastructure.


Lee-Anne Truong
Manager of Capital Projects
Tel 604.927.5327
Email truongl@portcoquitlam.ca