DELTA, B.C. – The Highway 91/17 Upgrade Project in Delta, B.C. is close to a new milestone with two new interchanges opening this summer.
The first interchange to open will be at Highway 91C and Nordel Way in early July and will provide new direct-access roads and additional turning lanes, free-flow traffic in both directions along Highway 91C and the connection to Nordel Way with the removal of one traffic signal and improved access to and from the Nordel Weigh Scale/commercial vehicle inspection station and truck-parking area.
The interchange at Highway 17 and the Highway 91 Connector is also expected to open this summer and will include connections between the Highway 91 Connector and Highway 17 which eliminates the need for an at-grade rail crossing to access the highway and removal of the existing intersection with a traffic signal.
The $260 million Highway 91/17 and Deltaport Way upgrade project was “designed to improve road safety and support growing economic and trade development,” a B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure release stated.
Funding partners for the project include the Government of Canada through the national infrastructure component of the New Building Canada Fund as well as the Province of B.C. and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The project is being managed by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and is scheduled for substantial completion by fall 2022.
The $5.2-million 27B Avenue upgrades component of the project is complete and was funded by the Tsawwassen First Nation.