Highway 1 – 264th Street to Whatcom Road
As part of the Fraser Valley Highway 1 Corridor Improvement Program, this proposed work will focus on improvements along the Highway 1 corridor between the 264th Street Interchange and Whatcom Road Interchange.
The work will involve collaboration between the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, First Nations, municipal and regional governments, transportation agencies, and active transportation and goods movement stakeholders to plan for the future of transportation for all users through and across the corridor.
Improvements to Highway 1 between 264th Street and Whatcom Road are in the public and stakeholder engagement phase. Funding will be confirmed as the project scope is defined.
This proposed work is part of the Fraser Valley Highway 1 Corridor Improvement Program, and will focus on making improvements along the Highway 1 corridor between the 264th Street Interchange and Whatcom Road Interchange. Improvements could include:
- Adding more than 20 kilometres of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) capacity in each direction
- Facilitating efficient goods movement through improvements such as truck climbing lanes, and truck staging and parking areas
- Reconfiguring or replacing existing interchanges at 264th Street, Highway 11, and Whatcom Road
- Reconfiguring or replacing the Peardonville Road and Bradner Road underpasses
- Improving access and infrastructure for affordable and environmentally beneficial modes of transportation such as active transportation (walking, biking, and rolling), transit, electric vehicles and car sharing
Potential benefits could include:
- Helping people get to where they’re going in the region by better accommodating growing traffic demands and the current daily traffic volume of more than 80,000 vehicles a day on Highway 1 between Langley and Abbotsford.
- Encourage other affordable and environmentally beneficial modes of transportation such as car sharing, electric vehicles, public transportation, and active transportation.
- Reduce idling times and related air emissions - high traffic volumes along the corridor result in operating speeds as low as 20 kilometres per hour during peak periods, resulting in increased air pollution and reduced economic opportunity and quality of life.
- Consider the anticipated growth and development in the Fraser Valley Regional District. This is one of the fastest growing regions in B.C., with an expected population increase of 61% by 2051 (an additional 190,000 residents.
- Incorporate advancing technologies. Through the CleanBC plan, 100 percent of new cars sold in British Columbia will be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2040. The reality of electric and automated vehicles has significant implications for the future of transportation systems across BC, including Highway 1.
Initial public consultation from June 1 – July 6, 2021 has concluded
- Read the Discussion Guide - English (PDF 9.9MB)
- Read the Discussion Guide - Punjabi/ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (PDF 3.3MB)