Alex Fraser Bridge Improvement Project - Construction Updates
We are committed to minimizing the effects of project construction on road users and the surrounding community during the Alex Fraser Bridge Improvement project. Mitigation measures include:
- Doing work that affects traffic flow at night, when there are fewer vehicles on the road.
- Ensuring that a minimum of three lanes remain open in each direction, during the daytime.
- Ensuring that ramps remain open at all times, although there may be minor shifts to accommodate the widening of these ramps.
October 2018 update
Eiffage Innovative Canada Inc. of Alberta has been awarded a $19.67-million contract that includes:
- Creating a seventh lane on the Alex Fraser Bridge and strengthening the bridge
- Adding the moveable barrier system and counterflow signs
- Widening Highway 91 at the Cliveden overpass
- Replacing one of the existing cables for testing
- Building a third southbound lane on Highway 91 between the Nordel and 72nd Avenue interchanges
- Improving cycling connections.
In addition, a $3.95-million contract has been awarded to Crown Contracting Ltd. of Surrey for the third and final phase of the Alex Fraser Bridge project. Thirteen new dynamic message signs will be installed to provide real-time information about crossing times for the Alex Fraser Bridge and other Fraser River bridges so that drivers can make decisions in advance about selecting the best route to travel. Five signs will be installed along Highway 17, three on Highway 1, three on Highway 10, and one sign each on Marine Way and Knight Street.
New Traffic Signals
New traffic signals on Nordel Way became operational in June 2018 as part of the first phase towards expanding capacity for people commuting across the Alex Fraser Bridge.
Nordel Way Traffic Lights for Improved Alex Fraser Bridge Capacity
This is an animation of the new traffic pattern at Nordel Way. The new traffic signals at the Nordel Way interchange and the extension of the two-lane northbound on-ramp will make it easier for motorists to access the Alex Fraser Bridge, by alternating the merge between traffic entering from two directions.
The Highway 91 at 72nd Avenue Interchange Project opened to traffic in August 2018.
New Traffic Signals
New traffic signals will go into operation the week of June 18, 2018, on Nordel Way as part of the first phase towards expanding capacity for people commuting across the Alex Fraser Bridge.