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7th Avenue Greenway

Project Update – January 19th, 2023

The City of Mission has awarded a construction contract to GPM Civil Contracting Inc. to construct safety and roadway improvements. Construction is scheduled to begin the week of January 2023 and it is anticipated to wrap up by August 2023, weather permitting. The contractor is currently undertaking preconstruction activities and will mobilize to the site January 30, 2023.

A Letter to Residents was sent out January 13th, 2023 to notify all affected residents. Click here to read the letter.

Based on your feedback, and technical analysis, the project team completed the design for a 6.5 km mobility route that will provide a safe and convenient space for people who want more choice in how they move around the City for community health, and leisure – whether they walk cycle, skateboard, rollerblade, or use strollers or other mobility aids.

The 7th Avenue Greenway is being developed as part of the City’s commitment to providing convenient and safe mobility options and making it easier for people of all ages and abilities to walk, wheel or cycle.

The greenway is an extension of the existing East Mission Heritage Greenway and will provide a continuous connection Wren Street in the west to Dewdney Trunk Road in the east. The greenway includes three segments, with the design process focusing on the east and west segments.

The City of Mission has also received a generous British Columbia Active Transportation Infrastructure grant and construction will be underway in 2023 for Phase One from Grand Street to Heritage Park. At completion, this greenway will provide a continuous connection from Wren Street in the west to Dewdney Trunk Road in the east.

  • West Segment: 7th Avenue between Wren Street and Fraser River Heritage Park
  • Existing Segment: Existing pathways within Fraser River Heritage Park (no changes planned)
  • East Segment: Residential streets between Fraser River Heritage Park and Dewdney Trunk Road
The corridor was selected based on its direct and relatively flat east-west connection all the way across the District and proximity to school, parks, community facilities, and commercial businesses.

 

Project Timelines & Reports

Read about the 7th Avenue Project Timeline:

Design Process Launch & Community Visioning - Current

We will consult with stakeholders and the public on key priorities for the future greenway.

Get involved at engage.mission.ca

 

Design Options & Community Engagement - Spring 2021

We will develop two design options for the 7th Avenue Greenway. Stakeholders and the public will be consulted again for feedback on the design options.

Refine and Confirm Preferred Design - Spring 2021

Based on feedback from stakeholder and the public, we will refine the design and select a preferred design

Detailed Design - Summer 2021

We will develop the detailed design for the 7th Avenue Greenway. This is where the full cost of the greenway is projected.

Construction - 2023

Construction is scheduled to begin the week of January 2023 and it is anticipated to wrap up by August 2023, weather permitting.

Construction notices could be seen along the 7th Avenue corridor between Grand Street and Mary Street in September 2022.