DELTA, B.C. – Construction is underway on upgrades to Highway 91/17 to improve safety and travel time for Lower Mainland commuters and commercial truck drivers.
The project includes improvements to Highway 91 at the Nordel interchange and upgrades at the Nordel Way intersection. A new interchange will be built at the Sunbury Highway 17 and Highway 91 connector and the interchange at River Road connecting to Highway 17.
“We are proud to be working closely with regional partners and municipalities in B.C. to get projects built that contribute to safety and improve people’s lives. These important upgrades to Highway 91/ 17 will help keep commuter and commercial traffic moving safely and smoothly across Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. This is key to strengthening the local economy, easing traffic flows and creating jobs,” federal minister of employment, workforce development and disability inclusion Carla Qualtrough said.
“We know people are frustrated with the traffic gridlock in this region, especially at peak times of the day. It’s a busy on-the-road network with lots of commercial vehicles, as well as commuters who are on their way to work or school. Through this significant safety improvement project, we are working to solve these traffic headaches by creating better connections and faster, safer routes for everyone on the road,” Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon said on behalf of B.C. minister of transportation and infrastructure Claire Trevena.
The project is part of the $260-million Highway 91/17 and Deltaport Way upgrade project run through the B.C. ministry of transportation and infrastructure, and funding partners include the government of Canada through the National Infrastructure component of the New Building Canada Fund, the province of British Columbia and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The $5.2 million 27B Ave upgrade component is complete and was funded by the Tsawwassen First Nation.
The project is expected to be complete by 2023.