Truckers driving in the southern end of British Columbia near the Canada-U.S. border will be getting some parking relief this fall. Construction on a new truck parking facility is underway at Highway 91 in Delta.
Located at Nordel Way and Highway 91, the new parking facility is on provincial land and is funded by the government. The parking area will be located across from the commercial vehicle inspection facility and will include 40 parking spaces, lighting, washrooms, garbage cans and a sani-dump, according to a press release.
Plans for the parking facility began last year, which is expected to cost $2.8 million (Canadian).
The British Columbia government is trying to accommodate the trucking industry with its recent moves. Recently, the province amended regulations that increased the maximum length of trailer tails. Max length for “B” train commercial vehicles was also increased.
The facility at Nordel Way and Highway 91 is the first of at least two new truck parking facilities, a commitment in “B.C. on the Move,” the province’s 10-year transportation plan. Evaluations for a second facility in the Lower Mainland are underway.
“Purpose-built commercial truck parking facilities like this one on Nordel Way are important for the industry, and they’re important for our communities, as well,” said Surrey-Fleetwood MLA and Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender in a press release. “These facilities provide parking options for commercial drivers, which will result in fewer large trucks parked on local streets.”
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