On-Site Magazine

Construction begins on Highway 7 in Mission, B.C.

By Jillian Morgan   


Work on British Columbia’s Highway 7 is underway.

Over three kilometres of the highway between Silverdale Avenue and Nelson Street in Mission, B.C. will be widened from two to four lanes, with a new median barrier. The upgrade will also include a turnaround at Silverdale Avenue.

Stuart Olson Construction, based in Richmond, B.C., has been awarded the $22-million contract. Work is expected to be complete in fall 2019. Timbro Contracting of Agassiz, B.C. began early site preparation work in mid-February.

“It’s wonderful to see construction starting on this important project to make Highway 7 safer for people,” said Bob D’Eith, member of the legislative assembly for Maple Ridge-Mission. “The upgrades to this busy stretch of the highway will help keep traffic flowing safely, and the new concrete median barrier will reduce the chance of crossover accidents.”


This project is part of $70 million in safety and capacity improvements for Highway 7 through Pitt Meadows, B.C., Maple Ridge, B.C. and Mission, cost-shared between the provincial and federal governments.



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