The Ministry of Transportation has issued an advisory that the Galloping Goose Regional Trail will be closed at the McKenzie interchange for the month of January.
Beginning January 6, the Ministry is recommending that bike commuters, recreational cyclists and pedestrians who use the trail should find alternative routes as the Galloping Goose will be closed between McKenzie Avenue and where Burnside Road meets the trail.
According to the Ministry of Transportation, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to detour around the closure via McKenzie and Burnside, and cross McKenzie Avenue via the protected overhead path.
The Ministry’s plan is to clearly mark the detour with signage for the duration of the closure, which is anticipated to last until the end of the month. The press release issued by the Ministry of Transportation claimed “if necessary, traffic controllers will be present to ensure the safety of travelers and workers.”
The reason for the closure is due to the ongoing construction at the McKenzie exchange and, in particular, so the planned sound wall can be installed along the trail.
For any questions or concerns regarding the closure, you can contact the Ministry of Transportation on the BC Government News website.