More funding, greater benefits as part of Hwy 1 Lower Lynn Corridor Improvement Project
By On-Site MagazineConstruction
The governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with the District of North Vancouver, are investing in highway infrastructure that will improve safety, reduce congestion, enhance the lives of Canadians and help our economy prosper.
On January 27, representatives from all three orders of governments announced joint funding of $60 million, for a fourth phase of work along the Highway 1 Lower Lynn corridor. The addition of the fourth phase of work results in a cost savings of nearly $12 million and brings the overall project total to $198 million.
“This project is a great example of what can be achieved when all levels of government work together. The ministry listened to constructive public feedback on this project and collaborated with the District of North Vancouver and the federal government on a plan to further improve safety and connectivity in this area, resulting in the addition of Phase 4 to the existing project. This vital highway improvement project will improve traffic through the community and on Highway 1 to access BC Ferries and the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Squamish and Whistler,” said Todd Stone, B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Work includes the construction of a westbound collector lane from Mount Seymour Parkway to Mountain Highway, a new two-lane bridge on each side of the existing Lynn Creek Bridge, and an eastbound on-ramp from Mountain Highway onto Highway 1.
Once complete, in spring 2021, the entire project will greatly improve traffic flow on this heavily used stretch of Highway 1.
- The Government of Canada is providing $20,605,000 towards Phase 4 of this project through the New Building Canada Fund – National and Regional Projects.
- The Government of British Columbia and District of North Vancouver are also providing up to $20 million each towards Phase 4.
- This project builds on 3 earlier phases of approved funding, bringing the project total to $198 million.
- Phase 4 of the project will create about 180 jobs, bringing the total number of jobs on the entire Lower Lynn Interchanges Improvement Project to about 600 jobs.
SOURCE: B.C. Government