Relocating Highway 7 traffic from First Avenue to North Railway Avenue is one of the 10 big moves identified in Mission's downtown revitalization plan.

District seeks input on proposed highway move

About 100 parking spaces will be eliminated with change

Is it a good idea to relocate Lougheed Highway traffic from First Avenue to North Railway Avenue?

Let the District of Mission know your thoughts at a public open house on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Welton Common, 7337 Welton Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We estimate approximately 100 fewer curb side parking space, and are looking at partially offsetting this with 30 new spaces at Welton Common, as well as exploring other options,” said Michael Boronowski, Mission’s manager of civic engagement and corporate initiatives.

Moving the highway was one of the 10 big moves in the district’s plan to revitalize downtown.

The conceptual plan, which includes the reconfiguration of roads, was developed by the district and the provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Officials are hitting the streets this week to discuss the plan with downtown business merchants and residents.

“The continued revitalization of downtown Mission is a priority for us, and moving heavy highway traffic off of First Avenue will make downtown more pedestrian and shopper friendly, which will in turn, create a better business environment,” said Mission Mayor Ted Adlem.

“It’s really important that we hear from as many people as possible on the conceptual plan,” noted Tracy Kyle, Mission’s director of engineering and public works.

The full plan is available at mission.ca/highway.

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