Experience the Fraser’s East Portal (Hope) Design Work Canyon to Coast Trail – RFQ# 2018-021B Detailed Design: Waterfront Trail
Via funding from the BC Rural Dividend Fund, AdvantageHOPE, Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD), and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI), will oversee the completion of the design work for the Experience the Fraser (ETF) Canyon to Coast Trail (CTCT) on the Bill Hartley Bridge Fraser Hope Bridge (No.01034) and the trail along Hope’s waterfront from Water Avenue to Tom Berry Road.
Through Hope’s Economic Development Strategy the intent is to have this community recognized as a provincial tourism destination. Recreational assets like the bridge crossing and waterfront trail will serve as an economic catalyst by serving as standalone destination amenities to draw visitors from far and wide.
There are two key components to this Phase of the Project. One is the Preliminary Design of the Bill Hartley Fraser Hope Bridge. The other is the Detailed Design of a waterfront trail from Water Ave to Tom Berry Road. This RFQ will address the Waterfront Trail design. Please refer to RFQ# 2018-021A for the bridge design.
Hope’s Waterfront CTCT Trail Design from Water Avenue to Tom Berry Road
This segment of the trail project involves designing a multi-user (pedestrian/cycling) route along Hope’s waterfront from Water Avenue to Tom Berry Road. The challenge for this route is there are several sections of steep slopes and the majority of this section is wedged between the Fraser River and Canadian National Railway line on large boulder size riprap.
- Development and refinement of feasible multi-user path concepts including a boardwalk, protection fencing, access and lighting; parking and staging;
- Materials type and specification
- Amenity features such, benches, seating, viewpoints, interpretive and commercial opportunities (First Nations, KVR, river), bike racks, bike maintenance stands, signage, waste management, and traffic counter.
- An environmental assessment to evaluate lighting impacts on the river and establish permitting requirements;
- Updated construction cost estimates (Class A);
- Construction planning including contracting arrangements and scheduling; and
- A report including concept drawings and recommendations for detailed design.
All design work must take into account the District of Hope Integrated Official Community Plan, Hope Economic Development Strategy, Hope Community Brand, the Experience the Fraser Initiative, and the Destination BC Marketing Brand.
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