Highway 1 - Lower Lynn Improvements Projects - Traffic Advisories

Find travel advisories for the Lower Lynn Improvements Projects.

Updated:  October 20, 2021 

 

Night work is only permissible for construction activities that are near the highway and that require lane closures or if they would cause significant traffic delays i.e. tree removal, paving, excavation, line painting and bridge work. To minimize impacting nearby residents, all other work will be completed during daytime hours.

Construction Updates

Road Works

Highway 1

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021
On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, the Ministry opened the new Main St. Overpass and Dollarton Hwy EB on-ramp to the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge. The Dollarton Hwy on-ramp merge, which has been a primary cause for congestion and safety concerns, has been removed.  The Dollarton Hwy on-ramp is now combined with the Main St. on-ramp using an adaptive signal system that adjusts to current traffic conditions.  However, the transition to the new system can only be completed in stages, therefore, further traffic impacts will be unavoidable until we complete the on-ramps final paving, line marking, queue sensor installation and signal timing adjustments over the next 1-2 weeks.

The Ministry is monitoring the traffic on a daily basis and working with the municipalities to identify areas where improvements to traffic flow can be implemented not only on Dollarton Hwy and Main St. but throughout the Lower Lynn area now that the overall project is nearing completion. Understanding the significant inconvenience drivers have experienced throughout construction, we are committed to completing this integral component of the Lower Lynn Improvement Project as quickly as possible.

 

HWY 1 Westbound - Mtn Hwy Off-Ramp EXIT 22A - OPEN New Location - August 9

MT. Seymour Pkwy On-Ramp to HWY 1 Westbound DETOUR - Via Mtn Hwy Interchange - August 9

HWY 1 Lane Closures Westbound and Eastbound 2300 to 0500 hrs., including Interchange On-Ramps / Off-Ramps.

NOTE: Maintenance Contractor (MCHS) will take precedence for Winter Maintenance snow/ice removal activities.

For updated traffic information, please refer to Drive BC webpage, please see link below:
https://www.drivebc.ca/mobile/map/map.html?l=roadcond&l=incident&l=currentplanevent

Revamped Lynn Creek Bridge opens with iconic look

Rehabilitation work on the Lynn Creek Bridge is complete, extending the service life of the bridge by at least 30 years.

Renewal work included a new concrete deck, bridge impact protection, bearing replacement and a fresh paint recoat with the iconic “Lions Gate green” colour. The paint will help preserve the steel truss bridge and hide discolouration to keep it looking vibrant.

“People who live or work in North Vancouver have long been frustrated with their commutes,” said Bowinn Ma, Minister of State for Infrastructure. “These upgrades to the Lynn Creek Bridge are an important complement to the Lower Lynn Improvements Project and will help improve safety and reliability for people travelling to and from the North Shore, especially during peak times.”

With improvements to the Lynn Creek Bridge complete, four lanes of Highway 1 traffic has shifted back onto the structure on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021.

Revamped Lynn Creek Bridge opens with iconic look

 


Work Hours

Lafarge Canada Inc. will construct the Lower Lynn Improvements from May 2017 to Fall 2021, complying with all of the applicable bylaws of District of North Vancouver and City of North Vancouver which only permit activities creating a noise disturbance in the following time windows except for Sundays and statutory holidays, which have total prohibitions:

District of North Vancouver

Days

Construction Hours

Monday to Friday

7 am - 8 pm

Saturday

9 am - 5 pm

City of North Vancouver

Days

Construction Hours

Monday to Friday

7 am - 8 pm

Saturday

9 am - 7 pm

To avoid significant impacts to traffic caused by certain construction activities Noise Variance applications will be made for night work. The contractor will provide advance notifications and advertisements for night work.

The following tables show allowable traffic interruption windows that will be in effect during construction.

Highway 1

 

Days

Construction Hours

Monday to Sunday

11 pm - 5 am

East Keith Road

Days

Construction Hours

Monday to Friday

9 am - 3 pm
7:45 pm - 6:45 am

Saturday

9 am - 3 pm
7:45 pm - 8:45 am

Mountain Highway

Days

Construction Hours

Monday to Friday

9 am - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 6:45 am

Saturday

9 am - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 8:45 am

Other Municipal Roads

Days

Construction Hours

Monday to Friday

9 am - 3 pm
7:45 pm - 6:45 am

Saturday

9 am - 3 pm
7:45 pm - 8:45 am