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New interchange improves Delta connections

DCN-JOC News Services
New interchange improves Delta connections
PROVINCE OF B.C.—Crews have wrapped up work on the Highway 17 and River Road interchange in Delta, B.C. Officials say the exchange will improve access to the port and strengthen the economy.

DELTA, B.C.—Crews have finished work on a $260-million interchange project in B.C.

According to the province, the project improved safety, reliability and efficiency by building a Highway 17 and River Road interchange. It will open to traffic Dec. 3

The interchange streamlines connection between the Highway 91 connector, Highway 17 and River Road, and eliminates the need for a rail crossing to access Highway 17. Officials stated it marks a major milestone for the Highway 91/17 and Deltaport Way upgrade project with the first of four interchanges complete.

Key project benefits include:

– Improved travel time and reliability through Delta, reducing congestion;

– enhanced traffic safety for goods movers and the travelling public, decreasing collision risk;

– increased access between South Delta and North Delta/Surrey employment areas and better cycling connections, supporting community development; and

– improved permitting and inspection service for commercial vehicle operators and better operating hours at the Nordel commercial vehicle inspection facility.

Funding contributors for the project include the federal government through the National Infrastructure component of the New Building Canada Fund, the province, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Tsawwassen First Nation.


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Byron Fisher Image Byron Fisher

Still don’t see the River Rd. Eastbound route except the long diversion down Nordel.