Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrades


The City will be upgrading Todd Road from Klahanie Drive to Ronde Lane starting in spring 2019. The upgrades are driven by the need for improved pedestrian and motorist safety along this corridor.

In February 2016, the City hosted a public information session with Barnhartvale residents to provide an update on the proposed Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrade project to present a proposed design. The information session was well attended, and many valuable comments, suggestions and concerns were received and taken into consideration during the 2017–2018 design phase of the project.

The following challenges and constraints regarding this section of Todd


The City will be upgrading Todd Road from Klahanie Drive to Ronde Lane starting in spring 2019. The upgrades are driven by the need for improved pedestrian and motorist safety along this corridor.

In February 2016, the City hosted a public information session with Barnhartvale residents to provide an update on the proposed Todd Road Pedestrian Upgrade project to present a proposed design. The information session was well attended, and many valuable comments, suggestions and concerns were received and taken into consideration during the 2017–2018 design phase of the project.

The following challenges and constraints regarding this section of Todd Road were also taken into account during the detailed design process:

  • fixed road right-of-way width
  • existing driveway accesses and steep grades
  • retaining the rural community feel

The resulting project design includes the following improvements:

  • Construction of a raised concrete sidewalk on the uphill side of Todd Road will improve pedestrian safety. By constructing the sidewalk on the uphill side of the road, there will be significantly fewer property and access impacts for residents. Please note, residents are required to maintain sidewalks adjacent to their property to ensure that they are free of accumulated snow and ice.
  • Installation of concrete curbing on the downhill side of Todd Road will assist in diverting water away from downslope driveways. In order to accommodate the raised concrete sidewalk and curbing, current on-street parking will be impacted, both during construction and once the improvements are complete.
  • Installation of a piped drainage system will provide better stormwater management during rainfall and snow melt.
  • Maintained intersection widths will be kept in steeper areas of the corridor to accommodate residents’ access concerns.
  • A crosswalk will be installed on Todd Road at Ronde Lane.
  • Bus stop improvements will be made.
  • The road will be repaved.
  • Additional lighting will be installed where possible.
  • Retaining walls will be constructed where required.

Thank you for taking the time to ask us a question. We will work to respond as soon as possible and will aim to do so within 1-3 business days. 

Q&A

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  • Maybe I missed it but when will this project get under way?

    Parker Bennett asked 8 days ago

    Thank you for your question.  The City has issued a negotiated request for proposals (NRFP) for this project.  Construction is expected to start in Spring 2019, with completion in Fall 2019.  Once the contractor has been selected, a project start date and schedule for construction will be announced.

  • The danger to pedestrians walking along Todd road is the speed at which the vehicle traffic is moving, please explain how widening the road and creating a smoother, repaved surface will slow the traffic down.

    Wade Egeland asked 22 days ago

    Thank you for your interest in the project.  The major driver behind the project is pedestrian safety.  The new raised sidewalk on the uphill side of Todd Road will provide pedestrians with safer access, off the roadway and out of traffic. 

    Speeding issues on any roadway are certainly of concern and should be directed to the RCMP.

  • Is it possible to move some of the bus stops? The buses stop on blind corners and partway up inclines. This is problematic for residents.

    wednesday asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your question. Generally the bus stop locations correspond with the BC Transit guidelines with respect to spacing and location. As part of the Todd Rd project, we will be improving the bus stop locations by providing concrete pads at most stops. Todd Road presents challenges due to the steep topography and location of private driveway accesses. Within these constraints, we are able to shift some of the bus stop locations slightly in order to provide safer locations (e.g. away from private accesses) for users.

  • What is the overall width of the road/curbs/sidewalk ? And how will this impact the existing driveways and yards it passes by ? Is it too early to have a conceptual drawing of the project ?

    Glen asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your questions. We have attached the Overall Presentation Plan for the project, as well as the Road Cross Section in the Key Documents section of this Let's Talk page.  As noted in the cross section, the sidewalk is 1.5 metres wide and each of the travel lanes are 3.5 metres. The road/curbs/sidewalk width is approximately 9.4 metres from back of curb to back of sidewalk.

    Impact to driveways will vary from property to property. In most cases, current driveway widths and grades will be maintained.  The overall presentation plan shows the approximate limits of reconstruction to driveways.

    We will be hosting a public information session in March 2019 where City staff will be in attendance to present further project details and answer any questions. We will inform residents and the public of the date, time and location of the public information session through a variety of venues including newspaper ads, social media, letters, and the City's Let's Talk project page.