Construction begins on Nordel Way truck parking facilityDate Posted: 2016-08-05
| Source: Government of British Columbia
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Photo Caption: British Columbia Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Peter Fassbender (3rd from the left), Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Amrik Virk (4th from the left), Nick Dhaliwal (6th from the lft) Raj Bangha (7th from the left), Luke Uri (9th from the left) and Darcy Lehtinen (2nd from the right)
Construction officially began today on a new truck parking facility in Delta to benefit commercial truckers traveling to or working in the Lower Mainland. The site will open to commercial truckers this fall.
“Parking facilities for commercial trucks are a much-needed addition to our transportation infrastructure,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “This new parking facility will help support those working in our trucking industry by providing a safe place to park overnight, with amenities like washrooms and convenient access to major highways.”
The new truck parking facility is being built on provincial land on Nordel Way at Highway 91 in Delta, across from the Nordel commercial vehicle inspection facility. The facility will have room for up to 40 heavy trucks to park overnight and will include lighting, washrooms, garbage cans and a sani-dump.
Site preparation on the $2.8-million project began last year. A $1.87-million contract has been awarded to BD Hall Construction to complete the facility.
“Purpose-built commercial truck parking facilities like this one on Nordel Way are important for the industry, and they’re important for our communities, as well,” said Surrey-Fleetwood MLA and Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender. “These facilities provide parking options for commercial drivers, which will result in fewer large trucks parked on local streets.”
The facility at Nordel Way and Highway 91 is the first of at least two new truck parking facilities, a commitment in B.C. on the Move, the Province’s 10-year transportation plan. Evaluations for a second facility in the Lower Mainland are underway.
This new parking facility will help support those working in our trucking industry by providing a safe place to park overnight, with amenities like washrooms and convenient access to major highways.