Recent work on Highway 99 will mean safer, easier access and reduced congestion for motorists along the Highway 99 corridor with the completion of improvements at the Matthews Interchange and the new 80th Street off-ramp in Delta.
This roadwork includes a number of changes including an improved acceleration lane at the Matthews Interchange where Ladner Trunk Road crosses Highway 99, to enhance safety for those merging onto the highway heading northbound.
Included in these improvements is the widening of the intersection of Ladner Trunk Road and Hornby Drive (south of Highway 99) to four lanes, helping to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion in the area.
In May, a new 80th Street off-ramp from Highway 99 southbound to Ladner Trunk Road was also opened as part of this project. The new ramp is designed to increase access to areas south of Highway 99, especially for motorists travelling to Boundary Bay Airport and the industrial park.
The Government of British Columbia and the Corporation of Delta each contributed 50% to this $10-million project, which began construction in early 2013.
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone -
“Highway 99 is a key commuter and truck route to the Canada/U.S. border and has been strained to handle this area’s current traffic volume. The new off-ramp and corridor improvements mean better access to those travelling to and from the region while also reducing traffic congestion. By working with the City of Delta, these improvements mean safer roads and more economic access for businesses.”
Corporation of Delta Mayor Lois E. Jackson -
“The Matthews Interchange and 80th Street off-ramp improvements will provide enhanced access to Boundary Bay Airport and associated industrial lands. The project has been the impetus for significant economic investment with the development of a 900,000 square foot commercial distribution centre by the Dayhu Group which is anticipated to create 1,000 ongoing jobs in Delta. By working in collaboration with the Province, we are advancing projects that support the improved movement of people and goods while strengthening our local and regional economy."
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