April 26, 2019 by On-Site Staff
LANGLEY, B.C.—A highway widening project in Metro Vancouver will soon get off the ground with $235.5 million in joint funding from Ottawa, British Columbia and the Township of Langley.
François-Philippe Champagne the federal minister of Infrastructure and Communities, B.C.’s Premier John Horgan and Langley Mayor Jack Froese were in the West Coast city April 25 to announce the new funding.
The infrastructure dollars will pay for a 10-kilometre widening project along the Trans-Canada Highway, also known as Highway 1, as well as several related road upgrades. Through much of the existing route, the Trans-Canada currently has three east-bound lanes and two west-bound lanes.
Construction crews will add a new high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction between 216 Street and 264 Street, easing gridlock along the route. Among other improvements, the funds will also pay for a new underpass at Glover Road and a reconfigured interchange at 232 Street.
The federal government will pick up $109 million of the project costs. B.C. and Langley will cover approximately $99 million and $27 million, respectively.