City officials joined representatives of the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association, members of the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce and the public on Wednesday (November 12, 2008) to officially cut the ribbon marking the completion of improvements to downtown Cloverdale.
“Council recognizes the heritage of Cloverdale, its importance to Surrey as a whole and the need to continue to make strategic investments to vibrant community commercial centres within Surrey” said City of Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. “A coordinated effort has resulted in the completion of this exciting $2.4 million dollar project that will serve as a focal point within Cloverdale’s central business district”.
The work included replacement of the street lighting system with decorative poles and fixtures that will provide a much higher level of street and sidewalk lighting. Sidewalks have been repaired and enhanced with coloured patterned concrete works and additional planting pockets with the installation of more street trees. Bases have been provided for three public art pieces that will be fully installed over the next couple of months. New street furniture has been installed and 176 Street has been repaved.