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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
2012TRAN0101-001664

Oct. 31, 2012

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Corporation of Delta

 

 

B.C. and Delta partner on Highway 99 corridor improvements

 

DELTA – The government of British Columbia and the Corporation of Delta are partnering on $7 million worth of upgrades to roads along the Highway 99 corridor to improve safety and access for motorists, and reduce congestion on both sides of the highway.

 

A new 80th Street off-ramp will be constructed to connect motorists travelling on Highway 99 southbound to Ladner Trunk Road at 80th Street. The new off-ramp to 80th Street will increase access to areas south of Highway 99. 

 

At the Matthews Interchange, where Ladner Trunk Road crosses Highway 99, the safety of motorists merging onto Highway 99 northbound will be enhanced with an improved acceleration lane. 

 

The intersections of Ladner Trunk Road and Hornby Drive (south of Highway 99) and Ladner Trunk Road and 96th Street (north of Highway 99) will also be widened to four lanes to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion in the area.

 

Engineering and design work is currently underway. Construction is expected to begin in early 2013 and finish by spring 2014.

 

In addition to this work, the government of B.C. recently invested $8 million toward the construction of Highway 99/South Fraser Perimeter Interchange project to support public transit and reduce congestion in Delta. The project includes widening Highway 99 to provide priority access for public transit vehicles travelling through the interchange when this portion of the South Fraser Perimeter Road opens next year.

 

 

Quotes:

 

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Mary Polak –

 

“We’re partnering with the Corporation of Delta to make a difference to safety and mobility along the Highway 99 corridor through the community. This work will reduce congestion, improve safety for motorists merging onto the highway, and result in better access to areas of Delta south of Highway 99.”

 

Corporation of Delta Mayor Lois E. Jackson –

 

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Province to undertake these important enhancements to the local highway network. These improvements are an important step towards addressing some of the transportation challenges in our community, and at the same time increase safety and access for motorists and businesses, especially those operating at Boundary Bay Airport.”

 

 

Learn More:

 

Follow the work of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure online at: www.tranbc.ca

 

 

Contact:

 

Kate Trotter

Government Communications and Public Engagement

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

250 356-8241

 

 

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