Second Downtown Entrance

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The District is working towards the development of a plan for a future additional vehicle crossing at the Mamquam Blind Channel. An upcoming Downtown Entrance Study will help inform this plan. The new Pemberton Bridge, as identified in the District’s 2031 Multi-Modal Transportation Plan, will connect the new Laurelwood Road with Pemberton Avenue in Downtown Squamish. The bridge will supplement the above infrastructure provided by the Waterfront Landing developer to create a new second entrance to Downtown Squamish from Highway 99. This bridge will be built with pedestrian and bike facilities.

The Pemberton Bridge will be included in an updated Development Cost Charges (DCC) Bylaw, which identifies growth-related projects that would qualify for DCC funds. Municipalities levy DCCs on all new development to pay for new or expanded infrastructure such as sewer, water, drainage, parks and roads necessary to adequately service the demands of that new development.  

Project timeline: 2025 – 2030 (estimated)

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  • Sharan Gordon May 21, 2021, 9:26 AM (4 months ago)

    I have just bought a townhouse in Sea and Sky believing it to be a community based development. And now I learn that this road and bridge to downtown Squamish is to aid logger trucks? What is this community? For families or trucking business ? cannot be both. District of Squamish please choose and inform those of us who are buying into this new family development which one is it? Right now I feel very insecure of my new purchase

  • Lisa Lewkowicz May 19, 2021, 12:06 AM (4 months ago)

    As a resident of the Sea and Sky community I have concerns about how any car and trucking traffic that will access the bridge will have on our family friendly community. The major problems I see is increased car traffic in the neighborhood which increase noise and the health and safety of residents, increased tourists parking in our community as tourist chose to walk over the bridges into town, and what is even worse is that commercial and logging trucks who chose to access this alternative route pose risks to our pedestrians and create noise pollution.
    The residents of Sea and Sky were never consulted in any of the studies you conducted initially which seems hardly fair.
    Sea and Sky will be a development of over 1000 homes and estimated 3000 residents that will be directly impact by this bridge. Our families, children and dogs regularly access these streets and pedestrian walk ways and the car/truck traffic that this bridge will bring to our neighborhood has more risks that outweigh the benefits. We would like to have a voice in these decisions, as we will be the ones mostly affected by it. This is a family-oriented community and having a major road with highway traffic and trucks running through it seems completely contradictory.
    I would strongly encourage the District to reconsider all available options and remove the bridge from consideration.

  • John Peterson May 29, 2019, 12:56 PM (2 years ago)

    I trust that Squamish City Developers and Council act responsibly by forbidding trucks to use this alternate second entrance to downtown Squamish. Trucks cannot be allowed to establish a route along a path you have identified as pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Please do not turn Laurelwood Road and Pemberton Avenue into a truck route.

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