Forty new truck parking spots underway in Delta, BC
Posted: August 8, 2016 by Today's Trucking Staff
DELTA, BC – Construction has started on a new truck parking facility in Delta, British Columbia, to help at least 40 more commercial drivers find a place to store their vehicle in the Lower Mainland.
The site is slated to open in the fall of 2016, but site preparation on the $2.8-million project began last year.
“Parking facilities for commercial trucks are a much-needed addition to our transportation infrastructure,” announced Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “This new parking facility will help support those working in our trucking industry by providing a safe place to park overnight, with amenities like washrooms and convenient access to major highways.”
The new truck parking facility is being built on provincial land on Nordel Way at Highway 91 in Delta, across from the Nordel commercial vehicle inspection facility. The facility will have room for up to 40 heavy trucks to park overnight and will include lighting, washrooms, garbage cans and a sani-dump.
A $1.87-million contract has been awarded to BD Hall Construction to complete the facility.
“This new parking facility will be welcomed by the trucking industry and we look forward to future additions to parking infrastructure around the province,” said BC Trucking Association president and CEO Louise Yako.
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.