New Westminster – On February 1st 2016 Front Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic for construction until July 2016. During the closure, the City of New Westminster has implemented changes to the local commercial vehicle regulations, but commercial vehicles will be re-routed to other regional truck routes where possible.
The NWPD will be enforcing the changes to the truck routes and is encouraging commercial vehicle operators to familiarize themselves with these changes prior to the closure of Front Street.
“There may be disruption to normal traffic volume while Front Street is closed, but we are asking for everyone’s patience while the construction is underway,” stated Media Relations Officer Acting Sergeant Jeff Scott. “Our Traffic Unit and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit will be ensuring drivers are complying with these temporary changes.”
More information on the temporary changes to the local truck routes can be found on the City of New Westminster webpage, and on the Truck Route Diversion map.