CALM
PRIOR

The Prior Street Working Group was formed after City Council passed a Motion on October 9, 2019 to approve an underpass at the rail crossing on Prior/Venables. The motion included a long list of amendments directing staff to work with the neighbourhood to find ways to calm Prior.

In April 2020, CoV Engineering launched a Pilot Project to test short-term solutions for slowing and reducing traffic. Though hindered greatly by CoVid and BC Hydro roadwork, pilot improvements are still ongoing.

To contact our Calm Prior Working Group, e-mail CalmPrior@strathcona-residents.org

RECENT UPDATES

Roadwork on Prior

April 7, 2021

Update (Apr. 7, 2021) Updates from our CoV Engineering liaison person on Prior Street work progress: Concrete in the parking lanes is being repaired as funding was secured following past utility work.The BC Hydro trench was repaired for the same reason. The City recovers repair costs from the third parties concerned when they construct in…

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Update (Mar. 18, 2021)

March 20, 2021

The Prior Street Working group met with senior members of the City Engineering, Transportation and Park planning departments on March 18. Here’s what we learned:  Calming Prior project Work so far to calm traffic on Prior has made a modest impact on reducing speed and volume. Progress has been hampered by BC Hydro’s extended street…

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Update (Feb. 16 2021)

February 20, 2021

Updates from our CoV Engineering liaison person on Prior Street work progress: Contractor working on the bus shelter foundations is almost finished. BC Hydro still has some cable pulling to do; they will be on site for the next few weeks. The cable pulling will not impact street restoration. Street restoration beginning Feb 17: The…

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Update (Jan. 29, 2021)

February 20, 2021

Updates from our CoV Engineering liaison person on Prior Street work progress: BC Hydro  BC Hydro requested an extension to complete their duct repair work. Now scheduled to finish civil construction on February 3. Their cable contractor will be on site the week of February. Expect the cabling pull work to be completed within the week, assuming…

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