Highway 1 - Lower Lynn Improvements

Highway 1 connects Metro Vancouver to the North Shore, the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal and Highway 99. It is a vital local, regional and provincial corridor for people, services and goods. Improvements will address safety, queuing and delays and will help to improve travel times along Highway 1 and the Lower Lynn Interchanges.

The Highway 1 – Lower Lynn Interchanges were designed and built over 50 years ago and are in need of upgrades or replacement. The Mountain Highway/Lynn Creek, Keith Road/Seymour Parkway and Main Street/Dollarton Highway Interchanges will be upgraded in four phases.

Project Cost:

The estimated total cost for this project is $198 million. Funding for the project is being provided by the Province of B.C. ($76.7 million), Government of Canada ($66.6 million) and the District of North Vancouver ($54.7 million).

Status:

  • Mountain Highway Interchange: Construction started - completion Fall 2018
  • Keith Road/Seymour Parkway Interchange:  Detailed Design - completion Summer 2018
  • Main Street/Dollarton Highway Interchange: Functional Design - completion Summer 2018
  • Lynn Creek Connectivity Improvement Project: Detailed Design - completion Fall 2018. Early works construction to start June 2018.

Benefits

Safety and mobility benefits for this project:

  • Improves traffic flow during peak times, reducing travel times for commuters
  • Enables future improvements to Highway 1
  • Provides better links between municipalities to support the local economy
  • Improves safety and reduces traffic collisions by upgrading design to current engineering standards
  • Promotes other modes of transportation through improved pedestrian, cycling and transit facilities
  • Provides additional access on and off Highway 1 at the new Mountain Highway Interchange
  • Reduces congestion and pressure on Keith Road/Seymour Parkway and Main Street/Dollarton Highway Interchanges
  • Improves fish and wildlife habitat in the area through environmental rejuvenation and drainage enhancements

Public Engagement and Project Design

Open houses and comment periods were held in January 2016, February 2017 and April 2018. There will be further opportunities to provide input on the Highway 1 – Lower Lynn Improvements throughout the project.