The Province is making it easier for commuters, industry and border travellers to plan their route and save time, with an expanded Advanced Traveller Information System now available on key routes in the Lower Mainland.
Beginning this holiday weekend, motorists will be able to choose the fastest route between Vancouver, south Surrey, Delta and the Canada-United States border crossings. Five new intelligent overhead message signs will display estimated travel times to or from the Oak Street Bridge and King George Boulevard via the George Massey Tunnel and Alex Fraser Bridge.
The signs are located on:
- Highway 10 westbound, west of Scott Road in Delta.
- Highway 17 northbound, south of Ladner Trunk Road in Delta.
- Highway 91 southbound, south of Howe Street Overpass in New Westminster.
- Highway 99 southbound, south of Oak Street Bridge near Cambie Street in Richmond.
- Highway 99 northbound, south of Highway 91 in Surrey.
Traffic flow is measured between various points along the Highway 99 and 91 corridors through intelligent road sign technologies and congestion tracking.
The project cost approximately $2.7 million and supports the Province's goal to improve the movement of goods and people, which is outlined in 'Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan'.
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom -
"We are committed to moving goods and people more efficiently and safely across our province. This expanded system will give motorists the information they need to make informed travel decisions."
Richmond East MLA Linda Reid -
"The expansion of the Advanced Traveller Information System is important for our transportation system. Our government is focusing on creating jobs and improving the transport of goods and people. This is a great addition to the flow and safety of the major lower mainland routes."
Surrey-Panorama MLA Stephanie Cadieux -
"For many residents of the Lower Mainland, commuting is a large part of their everyday lives. The expansion of the Advanced Traveller Information System will ensure that drivers have the information they need to have a fast and safe commute."
- These signs can also be used to display other important travel information such as road conditions, weather, route options and public safety messages, such as Amber Alerts.
Follow the work of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure online at: www.tranbc.ca
To view photos of the new message boards, visit: http://bit.ly/KqlGeY
To learn more about the BC Jobs Plan, visit: www.bcjobsplan.ca/
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure