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.

Highway 1 at 216th Interchange Project

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.

Project cost:

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

Status:

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.

Project Objectives

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

Benefits

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

Public Consultation

 

Project Updates

January 2017

April 2017