Upgrades to more Delta thoroughfares are inching forward.
On Sept. 8, the province put out a request for qualifications for changes to Highway 91 and Highway 17. The upgrades are part of a $245-million construction project which is intended to improve traffic congestion along the two highways.
The project is being financed by the provincial government, the federal government, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Tsawwassen First Nation.
The upgrades included in the request for qualifications are:
According to the province’s project website, these upgrades are intended to reduce conflicts between local and commercial traffic in the area, as well as complement the Alex Fraser Bridge and 72nd Avenue interchange projects.
The request for qualifications is expected to be awarded in the spring or summer of 2019. The upgrades are expected to be complete by 2023.
Contracts have already been awarded for work in other areas of the Highway 91 and Highway 17 project. These include upgrades to Deltaport Way, which will create a merging lane to improve access from 27B Avenue, and upgrades to 27B Avenue, which includes road widening and access to industrial lands from 41B Street.
Construction for these upgrades is expected to get underway shortly.
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