Highway 91/17 and Deltaport Way Upgrade Project
The Highway 91/17 and Deltaport Way Upgrade Project is a combination of improvements to existing Highway 91, Highway 17, Highway 91 Connector and Deltaport Way to improve travel safety and efficiency.
These upgrades will improve residential and commercial travel in the area, reduce conflicts between commercial vehicles and other traffic, and help improve cycling in and around the Highway 91 Connector. They also complement Alex Fraser Bridge improvements currently underway.
The project includes:
- Highway 91 at Nordel Interchange—direct ramps to and from Delta, improved acceleration and deceleration lanes and additional through-lanes for Nordel Way traffic crossing over Highway 91.
- Highway 91 Connector at Nordel Way intersection upgrades—combination of direct access roads and additional turning lanes to remove one signal light and improve all movements, including significantly improved access to and from the Nordel Way commercial vehicle inspection station and truck parking area.
- A new interchange at Highway 17 and Highway 91 Connector (Sunbury) and improvements to the River Road connection—replacing the existing signalized intersection and eliminating the need for an at-grade rail crossing to access the highway.
80 Street / Highway 17 (South Fraser Perimeter Road)
- Intersection improvements at Highway 17 at 80th Street—upgrading the connection from 80th Street to Highway 17 westbound, to improve merging and reduce queuing at 80th Street.
27B Avenue/Deltaport Way
- 27B Avenue at Deltaport Way access improvements—providing a smoother, safer merge for westbound traffic to Roberts Bank.
- 27B Avenue upgrades between Deltaport Way and 41B Street—roadway widening and upgrading, in cooperation with Tsawwassen First Nation, to improve access to industrial lands and the Canadian Border Service Agency’s container examination facility.
The anticipated cost of the project is approximately $245 million with joint funding from the National Infrastructure component of the New Building Canada Fund, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, the Province of B.C., and Tsawwassen First Nation.
Site investigation and early works are expected to start summer 2018, with project completion scheduled for 2023.
The project will:
- Improve travel time and reliability through Delta, with congestion-reduction travel time savings that will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Improve traffic safety for goods movers and the travelling public, with less collision risk and better operating hours at the Nordel commercial vehicle inspection facility.
- Support community and economic development, with better access to employment areas, faster access between South Delta and North Delta/Surrey, improved cycling connections, improved permitting and inspection service for commercial vehicle operators.