Vehicles will no longer be allowed to park on the north side of Seventh Avenue

Vehicles will no longer be allowed to park on the north side of Seventh Avenue

New bike lanes will eliminate some parking on Mission’s Seventh Avenue

The new paving project will begin in mid-August and is scheduled to be completed by the time school begins in September.

Mission drivers will no longer be able to park their vehicles on the north side of Seventh Avenue between Stave Lake Street and Grand Street.

The parking is being removed in order to make room for two new bike lanes along the corridor.

The new paving project will begin in mid-August and is scheduled to be completed by the time school begins in September.

Parking will still be allowed on the north side of Seventh Avenue between Grand and Cedar Streets (in front of Mission Secondary School). That portion of road will have a shared bike lane.

Details of the plan were discussed at last month’s council meeting. Mayor Randy Hawes raised concerns about the plan, noting that residents on Seventh Avenue would not be happy with the change.

“We are going to get very significant blow-back from these people who will be very angry because they park their cars there, and their guests when they visit, for years and years,” said Hawes.

Tracy Kyle, director of engineering and public works, told council that a vehicle count of the south side of Seventh showed that a maximum of 13 cars park there at any given time. She said that leaves plenty of room for the vehicles on the north side to park on the opposite side of the road.

But Hawes suggested that the project be delayed until residents could at least be informed.

“For us to move, without at least the courtesy of telling these people, to me, is pretty low. So maybe we’re going to do it, but let’s at least give them some advice ahead of time. Don’t just do things to people. This really bothers me,” said Hawes.

Since that meeting, a letter was hand-delivered to each household that will be impacted by the new parking plans and the project is moving forward.

Seventh Avenue has been the site of several construction projects in the past few months. Both BC Hydro and Fortis have torn up the road to make repairs and the district has fixed a sewer line by Fire Hall 1 and replaced a water main in front of Mission Secondary. With the work almost complete, the entire stretch of road will be repaved.


Just Posted

Cpl. Scott MacLeod and Police Service Dog Jago. Jago was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, June 17. (RCMP)
Abbotsford police, RCMP grieve 4-year-old service dog killed in line of duty

Jago killed by armed suspect during ‘high-risk’ incident in Alberta

Kalyn Head, seen here on June 4, 2021, will be running 100 kilometres for her “birthday marathon” fundraiser on July 23. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Woman’s 100-km birthday marathon from Chilliwack to Abbotsford will benefit Special Olympics B.C.

Kalyn Head hopes run raises awareness, advocates for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities

Missing Abbotsford man Adam Hobbs was found deceased on Thursday evening (June 17).
Body of missing Abbotsford man Adam Hobbs found

Hobbs was reported missing Monday after leaving his job site in Langley

UFV athletes were honoured for their strength and perseverance during the pandemic. (UFV photo)
Fraser Valley athletes recognized in year without sports

UFV Cascades athletes honoured for strength shown during the pandemic

Mission students hold rally, say everyone welcome at school

Ecole Christine Morrison Elementary School hosted an Anti-Racism Day on June 15

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was stabbed and killed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna woman who fatally stabbed teen facing up to 1.5 years of jail time

Her jail sentence would be followed by an additional one to 1.5 years of supervision

The George Road wildfire near Lytton, B.C., has grown to 250 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service)
B.C. drone sighting halts helicopters fighting 250 hectares of wildfire

‘If a drone collides with firefighting aircraft the consequences could be deadly,’ says BC Wildfire Service

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NACI advice to mix vaccines gets varied reaction from AstraZeneca double-dosers

NACI recommends an mRNA vaccine for all Canadians receiving a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

A aerial view shows the debris going into Quesnel Lake caused by a tailings pond breach near the town of Likely, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Updated tailings code after Mount Polley an improvement: B.C. mines auditor

British Columbia’s chief auditor of mines has found changes to the province’s requirements for tailings storage facilities

A North Vancouver man was arrested Friday and three police officers were injured after a 10-person broke out at English Bay on June 19, 2021. (Youtube/Screen grab)
Man arrested, 3 police injured during 10-person brawl at Vancouver beach

The arrest was captured on video by bystanders, many of whom heckled the officers as they struggled with the handcuffed man

Surrey Fire Service battled a dock fire along the Fraser River late Friday night (June 18). It was on Musqueam Drive, near Industrial Road, around 10:45 p.m. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
VIDEO: Fire engulfs pier on Surrey side of the Fraser River

Dock has reportedly been unused for a long time

People in Metro Vancouver can expect to experience a short wave of heat just in time for Father’s Day, according to Environment Canada. (Black Press Media files)
Short-lived heatwave headed for Metro Vancouver this weekend

Temperatures are expected to be up to 10 degrees higher than average Sunday and Monday

Most Read