Intersection at Park Royal
Park Royal has received approval from the District and is now constructing a new intersection on Marine Drive. The project, which is the culmination of two years of planning and discussions with the community and key stakeholders, will replace the existing vehicular and pedestrian overpasses situated to the north of the North Shore Credit Union branch.
The new intersection provides enhanced safety and accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists, public transportation and first responders, as well as better north/south and east/west vehicular movement through the all turns at-grade signalization.
The following Council Reports provide background on this project.
The new intersection will provide a new all-turns at-grade signalized pedestrian crossing and vehicular access across Marine Drive that will improve accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists, public transportation, first responders and vehicles. It will be constructed in accordance with the principles and objectives set out in the District of West Vancouver's Strategic Transportation Plan.
In the short term, on a portion of the median on Marine Drive, 12 Scarlett Oak trees need to be removed, as well as the shrubbery and the chain link fence. These will be replaced with 8 (or 9) large trees of the same species for a maximum net loss of 4 on the median. Overall, Park Royal are removing a total of 96 trees and replacing them with 199 trees.
In the long term, Park Royal is committed to investing significantly in the new landscaping and trees that will be planted on the median, along with a new architectural fence and new lighting that will complement the landscape treatments along Marine Drive.
Amanda Eaton (Amanda@parkroyal.ca)
Park Royal/The Village at Park Royal
Tel 604.923.4729 Fax 604.922.3217
In-depth project information can be found at parkroyalconnected.com