SQUAMISH, B.C.—Squamish officials are thanking the province for moving ahead with improvements to its most dangerous intersection.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is moving forward this month with upgrades to the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Highway 99 after awarding the road’s construction contract to Capilano Highway Services Company earlier this year. District officials noted the announcement came after a long process to seek commitment from the province to improve the intersection, which holds the highest rank of crashes in Squamish according to ICBC Crash Data.
“This has long been a challenging intersection and we are very pleased to see this commitment from the province,” says District of Squamish Mayor Karen Elliott. “These much-needed improvements will address safety concerns and traffic-flow issues at this intersection, and we appreciate the investment that is being made to allow for a safer exit onto Highway 99.”
Construction is scheduled to start this month. Work includes widening Highway 99 to accommodate a new southbound acceleration lane from Cleveland Avenue entering the highway. Impacts on traffic flow are expected during construction. Work is expected to wrap up next month.