In 2005 construction commenced on a new street located in Coquitlam, British Columbia. The new section was designed to connect three discontinuous sections of an existing street known as David Avenue.
Portions of the new section of David Avenue bordered on existing developed single family residential properties. The proximity of the street to residential properties raised some issues involving sound impacts and loss of privacy. The project incorporated concrete fencing adjacent to the residential properties to address these issues.
Coquitlam, British Columbia
These photos were taken while construction was underway.
Looking east on the future David Ave. from the intersection with Pipeline Road.
Three single family dwellings can be seen to the left of the David Ave. construction site. These dwellings previously obtained access from other streets and did not require access from David Ave. Concrete fencing has been installed on both sides of the new street which will provide a sound and visual barrier from traffic.
Looking eastbound on David Ave. from the Coquitlam River bridge. This section contains additional concrete fencing and a substantial retaining wall on the north side.
Looking westbound on David Ave. at Shaughnessy Street
Reconstructed fence and gate at corner of Shaughnessy and David
These photos show David Avenue about eight years after construction was completed.
Looking east on David Ave. from the intersection with Pipeline Road. This is the same view shown in Photo 1.
Looking east on David Ave. from a point about 50 m east of the intersection with Pipeline Road. Mature landscaping is visible in the median barrier.
Looking east on David Ave. from the Coquitlam River Bridge. This is a similar view to Photo 2.
Looking west on David Ave. from the intersection with Shaughnessy Street. This is a similar view to Photo 3.