Highway 1 - Lower Lynn Improvements Projects - Construction Updates

The Mountain Highway/Lynn Creek, Keith Road/Seymour Parkway and Main Street/Dollarton Highway Interchanges will be upgraded in four phases. Improvements will address safety, queuing and delays and will help to improve travel times along Highway 1 and the Lower Lynn Interchanges.

Construction Updates

Sound Mitigation

The Mountain Highway Interchange has utilized various methods of sound mitigation to address traffic noise concerns.

Learn more about noise assessments and sound mitigation by reading the Mountain Highway Interchange Noise Assessment and Sound Mitigation Information Sheet.

Pile driving works on the West bank of Lynn Creek will be taking place Tuesday, October 23rd  and will continue for a minimum of 5 weeks.  See notification letter distributed to the residents and notification letter for night work.

Tree Clearing

Tree clearing for the pile installation of the new Lynn Creek Bridges is scheduled to start July 16th, 2018. Due to the close proximity of some trees to the highway some tree clearing will need to occur at night.  Notices will be delivered to nearby residents in advance of the night work.  Additional tree clearing will occur prior to new ramp construction and Keith Creek relocation (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019).

Learn more about tree clearing by reading the Mountain Highway Interchange tree clearing Information Sheet.

Lynn Creek Trails

Construction of the new Lynn Creek bridges upstream and downstream of the existing Highway 1 Lynn Creek Bridge will be starting in June 2018. The bridge work includes tree clearing, utility relocations and pile installation, which for safety reasons will require the closures of the east side and west side trails which cross underneath the existing Lynn Creek Bridge between June and November 2018.

Special consideration for the east side trail have been made to ensure access to Lynnmour Elementary School for students and parents during school months.

We apologize for any inconvenience the trail closures may cause and will continue to reassess during construction to seek ways to reduce closure durations and impacts. Please obey traffic control and use caution near the construction work zone.

Keith Creek Relocation

The Lower Lynn Improvements will impact Keith Creek therefore it will be relocated further south of the highway.  Relocation of Keith creek provides an opportunity to improve aquatic habitat and water quality along with increasing this important salmon spawning area by 25%.  When completed the Keith Creek and new trail will be landscaped in a park like setting which includes the planting of 2,400 trees and 11,000 shrubs.

Keith Creek relocation artist rendering

Salop Trail

Construction works in the vicinity of Salop Trail have necessitated extending the closure of the Salop Trail between Shavington Street and Cloverley Street to ensure the safety of pedestrians and cyclists during the installation of the Metro Vancouver Sanitary Sewer Siphon.

This trail closure will be in effect from March 9th, 2018 to project completion Summer 2019. A detour for pedestrians and cyclists has been signed on location. Please obey traffic control and use caution near the construction work zone.

Road Works

Highway 1

NOTE: No lane closures from November 9 – 12

Overnight lane closures may be required eastbound and westbound on Highway 1 west of Mountain Highway Overpass.  Expect delays during the following work hours:

Days

Work Hours

November 13 – 16 

November 18 – 23 

11 pm - 5 am 

Mountain Highway

NOTE: From Wednesday, November 7 to Friday, November 16, night work  will be occurring to tie in residential sanitary services on the east side of Mountain Highway between the Mountain Highway Underpass and Arborlynn Drive. See notification letter distributed to the residents.

Single lane alternating traffic and temporary stoppages will be required during the day from Arborlynn Drive to Keith Rd to facilitate equipment moving north and south of Highway 1. Expect delays during the following work hours:

Days

Work Hours

November 13 – 16 

November 19 – 23

November 7 – 16 

9 am - 3 pm

9 am - 3 pm

8 pm - 5 am

Keith Road

Lane closures and temporary stoppages for Keith Road, from Cloverly Street to Lynnmouth Avenue continue to be in effect. Expect delays: 

Days

Work Hours

November 13 – 16

November 18 – 23 

9 am - 3 pm

Brooksbank Avenue

Lane closures and temporary stoppages for Brooksbank Avenue will be in effect to facilitate retaining wall construction. Expect delays:

Days

Work Hours

November 13 – 16  

November 19 – 23 

9 am - 3 pm


Work Hours

Lafarge Canada Inc. will construct the new Mountain Highway Interchange from May 2017 to Fall 2018, 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