Commercial truckers travelling through the Lower Mainland now have a convenient place to stop and rest, as the $2.8-million Nordel Way truck parking facility was officially opened today by Delta North MLA Scott Hamilton, on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.
“With so much of our economy relying on the movement of goods via truck, this facility is an important addition to our transportation infrastructure,” said Stone. “This is a safe, convenient place where drivers can take a break or grab a rest, and provides a good option for those who would otherwise park on a local street.”
The new truck-parking facility is located on Nordel Way at Highway 91 in Delta, across from the Nordel commercial vehicle inspection facility. The facility has room for up to 40 heavy trucks to park overnight and includes lighting, washrooms, garbage cans and a sani-dump. Construction began in August, with work contracted to BD Hall Construction..
This facility at Nordel Way and Highway 91 is the first of at least two new truck-parking facilities, as committed in B.C. on the Move, the Province’s 10-year transportation plan. Evaluations continue for a second facility in the Lower Mainland.
More information on the Province’s 10-year Transportation Plan is available at: www.gov.bc.ca/bconthemove