Highway 1 - Lower Lynn Improvements

Highway 1 connects Metro Vancouver to the North Shore, the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal and Highway 99. It is a vital local, regional and provincial corridor for people, services and goods. Improvements will address safety, queuing and delays and will help to improve travel times along Highway 1 and the Lower Lynn Interchanges.

 

Upcoming Public Information Sessions
Drop-in, no RSVP is required.

DATE TIME LOCATION
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn & Suites
700 Old Lillooet Road 

Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lynnmour Elementary School
800 Forsman Avenue 

Mountain Highway Information Session Display Boards (PDF) Feb 2017 

There will be further opportunities to provide input on the Highway 1 – Lower Lynn Improvements in mid-2017.

Highway 1 connects Metro Vancouver to the North Shore, the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal and Highway 99. It is a vital local, regional and provincial corridor for people, services and goods. Improvements will address safety, queuing and delays and will help to improve travel times along Highway 1 and the Lower Lynn Interchanges.

The Highway 1 – Lower Lynn Interchanges were designed and built over 50 years ago and are in need of upgrades or replacement. Mountain Highway, Keith Road/Seymour Parkway and Main Street/Dollarton Highway Interchanges will be upgraded over three phases. Recently, a fourth phase was announced.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure listened to constructive public feedback received at the Lower Lynn Improvements-Mountain Highway Interchange Open House in January 2016, and collaborated with the District of North Vancouver on a plan to further improve safety and connectivity in this area.

The revised design for the Mountain Highway Interchange is the result of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s consideration of your input from early 2016, and work with the District of North Vancouver to further improve safety and connectivity in your area. The revised design includes an additional $60 million in improvements as announced on January 27, 2017 – $20 million each from the Province of BC, Government of Canada and District of North Vancouver – bringing the total planned investment in highway improvements in the Lower Lynn area to $198 million.

View the full map showing the Lower Lynn Improvements (PDF) 

Budget Transparency and Accountability Act Disclosure (PDF)

Each component of the Highway 1 – Lower Lynn Improvements is being designed to operate together to provide the best overall traffic movement.

The Lower Lynn Improvements are part of the Province’s commitment to “Improving Highway Capacity and Reliability” in B.C. on the Move: A 10-Year Transportation Plan (PDF).

Benefits

Safety and mobility benefits for this project:

  • Improves traffic flow during peak times, reducing travel times for commuters
  • Enables future improvements to Highway 1
  • Provides better links between municipalities to support the local economy
  • Improves safety and reduces traffic collisions by upgrading design to current engineering standards
  • Promotes other modes of transportation through improved pedestrian, cycling and transit facilities
  • Provides additional access on and off Highway 1 at the new Mountain Highway Interchange
  • Reduces congestion and pressure on Lillooet and Dollarton Interchanges
  • Improves fish and wildlife habitat in the area through environmental rejuvenation and drainage enhancements

Public Engagement

An open house was held on January 19, 2016 to provide an overview of all three phases of the Lower Lynn Improvements project and to collect feedback from First Nations, stakeholders and the public regarding the Mountain Highway Interchange. The comment period was extended to February 5, 2016.

The feedback is being considered, along with technical and financial information, as the project team refines the project design and develops mitigation measures.

There were a total of 613 participant interactions during the Mountain Highway Interchange open house and comment period:

  • 390 people attended the open house
  • 126 completed comment forms were received (77 hardcopy, 49 online)
  • 97 submissions were received through email or mail

There will be further opportunities to provide input on the Highway 1 – Lower Lynn Improvements later in 2016.

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Contact Information

Contact us if you have questions about the Lower Lynn Valley interchange projects.

Telephone: 604 527-3105
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Cell: 604 250-7571
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1500 Woolridge Street, Coquitlam, BC, V3K 0B8
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