Highway 1 and 216th Interchange Project
This project includes a new interchange at the intersection of Highway 1 at 216th Street, and widening of Highway 1 between 202nd Street and the new 216th Street interchange.
The project is designed to reduce congestion and increase capacity on Highway 1 and improve connectivity between Langley communities north and south of the highway. These communities have grown significantly in recent years and the construction of a new interchange at 216th Street has been a Township of Langley priority for decades.
This project is part of the B.C. on the Move 10-Year Transportation Plan to improve highway operations, reliability and safety by building or replacing transportation infrastructure.
This $59 million project is funded with contributions from:
- The Government of Canada $22.3 million
- Province of British Columbia $22.3 million
- The Township of Langley $14.3 million toward the interchange
Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by fall 2019. Pre-loading activities involve preparing the project site in advance of construction. This may include soil stockpiling, utility work or installing drainage measures.
The 216th Street Interchange and Highway 1 Improvement Project includes constructing a new interchange at the intersection of Highway 1 and 216th Street in Langley, and lane widening of Highway 1 between 202nd and 216th Street.
The full project scope includes:
- Constructing a new full movement, four-lane interchange at 216th Street with left turn lanes that will provide access onto eastbound and westbound Highway 1
- Providing pedestrian and cycling access across the 216th Street Interchange overpass
- Building one additional general purpose lane both eastbound and westbound on Highway 1 between 202nd and 216th Street (Total 4 km)
- Completing extension of HOV ramps to and from 202nd Street
The project is designed to:
- Better accommodate growing traffic demands and the current daily traffic volume of more than 106,000 vehicles on Highway 1
- Relieve existing vehicle congestion at the 200 and 232 Street interchanges
- Improve traffic flow and travel times along Highway 1
- Reduce idling times and related air emissions
- Improve connectivity between Langley communities north and south of Highway 1
- Offer more mobility options for the community with the addition of pedestrian and cycling improvements on the interchange overpass
- January 2017 Project Update
- 216th Street Traffic Volumes Review Memorandum
- Review of Land Use and Mitigation Guidance for Near-Roadway Land Use White Paper
- Qualitative Near-Roadway Air Quality Analysis for Highway 1 and 216th Street Interchange Memorandum