The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure continues to make progress on the Highway 1/Lower Lynn improvements that will help revitalize connectivity through the North Shore, and ease congestion issues.
From mid-July through October 2018, crews will be removing trees and driving piles for the Lynn Creek Connectivity Improvements project, as well as for the next phase of upgrades to the Lower Lynn and Keith Road/Seymour Parkway interchanges.
To accommodate this work, the trails crossing underneath the east and west sides of the Lynn Creek bridge will be temporarily closed. While there will be no marked detour, pedestrians and cyclists can cross Highway 1 using the nearby Fern Street overpass. The east trail is scheduled to be reopened on Sept. 3, in time for back to school, and the west trail is slated to be reopened in November 2018.
These activities will lay the groundwork for:
- building two new bridges on either side of the existing Highway 1 Lynn Creek Bridge;
- construction of an eastbound on-ramp that extends over Lynn Creek for improved Highway 1 access;
- providing a new left-turn lane, giving direct eastbound access to Highway 1 from southbound Mountain Highway;
- constructing a new Keith Road/Seymour Parkway Interchange; and
- widening Highway 1.
More information on Highway 1/Lower Lynn Improvements is available online: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/transportation-infrastructure/projects/highway-1-lower-lynn-improvements