“It’s a project aimed at improving safety for people and support the growing economic and trade development that’s happening south of the Fraser River,” Bowinn Ma, BC’s Minister of State for Infrastructure, told the Optimist. “This is a series of road and highway upgrades that will improve travel time and also provide a more reliable route through Delta for not just local residents, but commercial truck drivers, transit operators, first responders and other travellers as well. We’re seeing the growth in economic activity around the port and what that means is a lot of the existing infrastructure is no longer sufficient or appropriate for handling the kinds of movements that we’re seeing through that area.
Ma, who last week took part in a tour of planned major project to further widen Highway 1 corridor through the Fraser Valley, noted other highway improvement projects to get underway include recently announced Highway 99 corridor improvements.
That project will include a new Steveston interchange, additional bus-on-shoulder lanes, a new bus-only connection at Bridgeport Road and upgraded cycling infrastructure, all in advance of the George Massey Tunnel replacement.
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