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 local and commercial travel in the area, reduce conflicts between commercial vehicles and other traffic. They also complement Alex Fraser Bridge improvements  and 72nd Avenue Interchange projects currently underway.

Map of Highway 91 at 17 and Deltaport Way Upgrade Project

The Highway 91/17 and Deltaport Way Upgrade Project includes:

Highway 91/17 Upgrade Project:

  • Highway 91 at Nordel Interchange - upgraded 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.
  • Intersection improvements at Highway 17 at 80th Street (Tilbury) - upgrading the connection from 80th Street to Highway 17 westbound, to improve merging and reduce queuing on 80th Street.

Deltaport Way at 27B Avenue On-Ramp Improvements   

  • 27B Avenue to Deltaport Way access improvements - providing a smoother, safer merge for westbound traffic.

27B Avenue Improvements Project

  • 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.

Project cost:
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.

Procurement and advance work are now underway. Construction is anticipated to start in fall 2019, with Project completion scheduled for 2023.

Project Benefits

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.

Public Consultation

A public open house for the Project was held on June 28, 2018.

Public Open House Materials:

Project Updates – Posted December 21, 2018

Advance work will be taking place in early January 2019. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (port authority) will be removing preload material from the Deltaport Truck Staging Site and transporting it to the Project site. The removal, transportation and placement of this material will be done by the port authority’s contractor TFN Construction/Matcon Civil Joint Venture (the contractor).

The preload material (sand) will be placed on a section of the Project site between River Road and Highway 17. This work is required to prepare the ground in advance of Project construction activities. Please refer to the map below for location details.

Advance Work Project Map

Advance Work Project Map

What to expect

  • Advance work is anticipated to begin early January, and will be underway for approximately two months
  • Before the preload can be placed, the contractor will prepare the site, which includes some ground clearing activities  
  • The contractor will use the following route to and from the Project site:
  • Trucks will travel from the Deltaport Truck Staging Project (located at the intersection of Highway 17, Highway 17A and Deltaport Way) along Highway 17 to 96 Street and then onto River Road.
  • Work will take place Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • In order to minimize dust and debris on local roads, the contractor will be required to cover the dump trucks while on route to and from the site and conduct street sweeping
  • Flaggers and notification signs will be in place to safely direct trucks to and from the site
  • Local businesses may see a temporary increase in truck traffic while this advance work is underway


For More Information:
Email us for more information about the Highway 91/17 and Deltaport Way Upgrade Project or to sign up to receive project information: Info.HWY91_17@gov.bc.ca.