The public is invited to attend a drop-in information session on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, to learn more about the $36-million Mountain Highway Interchange project designed to improve safety and traffic flow on Highway 1 north of the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows crossing.
The Mountain Highway Interchange project is the first phase of the four-phased $198-million Lower Lynn Interchanges Improvement project, which is slated for completion in spring 2021.
This interchange upgrade, combined with the District of North Vancouver’s $14 million Keith Bridge and Keith Road expansion, is designed to ease one of the Lower Mainland’s worst traffic bottlenecks.
At this information session the ministry will present the changes made to the recently tendered Mountain Highway interchange project based on public feedback and stakeholder consultation. It will also showcase how this project ties into the revised four-phased, $198-million overall project scope.
Staff from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and other members of the project team will be at the information session to answer questions and provide details on the project. A second public information session will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.
If you’re unable to attend either session, the information presented will be posted online after the start of the first information session and an online feedback form may be filled out at: http://gov.bc.ca/lowerlynninterchanges
You may also send comments or questions to the project team by phoning 604 527-3105 or emailing senior project manager Jay Porter at: Lowerlynn@gov.bc.ca
- The four-phased Lower Lynn Interchanges Improvement Project is expected to create about 600 jobs over the course of construction.
- The $198 million project is being cost-shared, with the Province of British Columbia contributing $76.7 million, the Government of Canada contributing $66.6 million and the District of North Vancouver providing $54.7 million.
- Phase 1, the $50-million Mountain Highway Interchange project, includes $36 million for a new interchange with the Province contributing $23.5 million, the Government of Canada providing $12.5 million and $14 million being contributed by the District of North Vancouver for the Keith Road and Keith Bridge expansion component.
Public Information Sessions:
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. -8 p.m.
Holiday Inn & Suites
700 Lillooet Rd.
Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
800 Forsman Ave.
Highway 1- Lower Lynn Improvements Project website: http://gov.bc.ca/lowerlynninterchanges
Follow the work of the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure online: www.tranbc.ca