Clearbrook Interchange

The Clearbrook Interchange project was a retrofit to an existing overpass site. The retrofit included a new Highway #1 overpass and expanded lane access through Clearbrook Road. Clearbrook provides key connection to the City Hall area, downtown, and Abbotsford Airport. In addition, this unique area contains a mixture of agricultural, urban, and industrial land uses which require various types of vehicle demand. The increased congestion in the area was addressed through both the expansion of lanes and the creation of a new roundabout. The roundabout became a landmark to the city through the creation of a 46’ raspberry art sculpture which denotes to the agricultural uses in the area that draws many tourists to the area every year. Protection of the art piece was created in the landscaping through the form of a natural basalt stone wall, carefully sited in a portion of the roundabout that would not disrupt the sitelines of moving vehicles. A tier of both native and xeriscape landscaping was then used to add colour, texture, and movement to the large roundabout. Associated splitter islands and landscape beds across the interchange received similar landscaping to create a sense of continuity. Key focuses of this project included ‘points of tie-in’ inclusive of a school site, a hotel, and private residences which received upgraded landscaping along their perimeter edges.
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