New interchange, Highway 99 improvements to relieve traffic congestion. (

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What MLAs are saying about highway improvements

Kelly Greene, MLA for Richmond-Steveston –

“Adding bus-on-shoulder lanes will make transit along Highway 99 even more reliable for the many people who choose to leave their cars at home. By replacing the Steveston interchange, we can improve transit, accessibility and community connections in Steveston and Richmond.”

Aman Singh, MLA for Richmond-Queensborough –

“For over 60 years, the Steveston interchange has provided an important cross-highway connection for Richmond residents. The new interchange will address current and future growth in the area and improve mobility for vehicle, transit and active transportation users.”

Henry Yao, MLA for Richmond South Centre –

“Many Richmond residents rely on Highway 99 to get around the region. With a new Steveston interchange on the way and improved transit access at Bridgeport Road, we’re making it easier for people to get to and from our city, and making transit a quicker, more reliable option for regional travel.”

Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North–

“Work starts today on upgrades to Highway 99 that will benefit people who live and work south of the Fraser. We’re adding more bus-on-shoulder lanes on Highway 99 through Delta to make transit better, and we’re improving traffic flow with a new Steveston Interchange, all in advance of a Massey Tunnel replacement.”

Safety, mobility improvements coming to Highway 99 corridor

The Province is delivering upgrades to the Highway 99 corridor to make transit more reliable and cycling more accessible, while a new Steveston interchange will improve vehicle, transit and active transportation connections to and from Steveston Highway.

Steveston interchange:

  • The existing two-lane overpass structure at Steveston Highway and Highway 99 will be replaced to accommodate two eastbound lanes and three westbound lanes (including a left turn lane to southbound Highway 99).
  • A new Steveston interchange will improve safety and mobility on Highway 99 as well as for east-west traffic along Steveston Highway.
  • It will also improve access to transit stops and pedestrian and cycling connections across Highway 99.

Transit improvements:

  • South of the tunnel, bus-on-shoulder lanes along Highway 99 will be extended in both directions. This work will include:
    • Addition of a southbound transit priority bus-on-shoulder lane between the Highway 17A (72nd Street structure) and Highway 17 interchanges. This involves widening the existing shoulder for 2.5 kilometres.
    • Addition of a southbound transit priority bus-on-shoulder lane for 3.4 kilometres between Highway 17 and Ladner Trunk Road. This will provide a bus-only lane on the existing road shoulder between the east side of the Highway 17 interchange (the 72nd Street structure) and the Ladner Trunk Road off-ramp.
    • Addition of a northbound transit priority bus-on-shoulder lane from north of Ladner Trunk Road to the current start of the HOV lane on Highway 99. This involves widening the existing shoulder for 3.5 kilometres.
  • At the Highway 99/Highway 17A interchange, the Highway 99 northbound off-ramp and on-ramp will be widened to add a second lane for bus priority.
  • Highway 17A lanes will be widened and reconfigured to support eastbound bus/HOV priority.
  • North of the tunnel, at Bridgeport Road, a new bus-only access will be created from Bridgeport Road to Highway 99 southbound. This will improve access to the highway for transit and make the commute even quicker.
    • This means adding new and widening existing southbound Highway 99 on-ramps to give transit priority from Bridgeport Road, and the addition of multi-use path connections from Oak Street Bridge.

Improvements to cycling infrastructure:

  • New multi-use pathway connections will be created from the Oak Street Bridge into the Richmond cycling and pedestrian network.
  • Improvements will be made to the bicycle shuttle pull-out on Highway 17A and a new shelter will be installed.
  • Improvements to cycling facilities along Highway 17A, including new ramp crossings and better connection into the existing network.