The Province is finally bringing out the options for the Brunette Interchange Project, which appears to have evolved into a Brunette / United Boulevard Connector project. Since our NFPR thread seems to have evolved into purely a SFPR thread, I think this potentially large-ish and complex project deserves it's own thread. Also, it sounds like some of the more complex forum-user proposals for utilizing the Blue Mountain corridor are being considered as well.
Options for Brunette interchange eyed
Project would reduce gridlock, make roads safer, Ministry of Transportation says- open house next week will have more info
Diane Strandberg / Tri City News
October 27, 2016 12:38 PM
Three options are being considered to reduce gridlock along the Brunette Avenue corridor between Coquitlam and New Westminster, and one includes a tunnel under railway tracks and the Brunette River that would replace the the railroad and bailey bridge crossing between the cities.
• Option A — Brunette interchange with separate municipal connections and United Boulevard connection: The main crossing of Highway 1 would separated into two corridors: a two-lane corridor for local traffic and a four-lane corridor for regional and provincial traffic.
• Option B — Blue Mountain Interchange with United connection: This option extends Blue Mountain Street over Highway 1 to United and the interchange becomes the main access to Highway 1.
• Option C — Blue Mountain interchange with Braid industrial area connector: The direct connection between United and Brunette (over bailey bridges and railway tracks) would be replaced by a two-lane connection from Blue Mountain to Columbia Street via a new connector, with a two lane tunnel under the rail lines and the Brunette River.
The open house will take place Nov. 2 at Maillard middle school, 1300 Rochester Ave., Coquitlam from 5 to 8 p.m. A second open house takes place in New Westminster the next day, with a third open house in early December, although no date has been set.
A public engagement page on the government's website has also been established at engage.gov.bc.ca/brunetteinterchange.
So, no visuals of the options yet, but they'll be released on November 2nd.