Highway 1 and 216th Interchange Project

This project includes a new interchange at the intersection of Highway 1 at 216th Street, and widening of Highway 1 between 202nd Street and the new 216th Street interchange.

Highway 1 at 216th Interchange Project

The project is designed to reduce congestion and increase capacity on Highway 1 and improve connectivity between Langley communities north and south of the highway. These communities have grown significantly in recent years and the construction of a new interchange at 216th Street has been a Township of Langley priority for decades.

Project cost:

This $61.9 million project is funded with contributions from:

  • The Government of Canada
  • Province of British Columbia
  • The Township of Langley

Status:

Construction began in spring 2017 and is scheduled for completion by winter 2020.  Review the most recent project update for more information on planned construction activities for spring/summer 2020.

Project Objectives

The 216th Street Interchange and Highway 1 Improvement Project includes constructing a new interchange at the intersection of Highway 1 and 216th Street in Langley, and lane widening of Highway 1 between 202nd and 216th Street.

The full project scope includes:

  • Constructing a new full movement, four-lane interchange at 216th Street with left turn lanes that will provide access onto eastbound and westbound Highway 1
  • Providing pedestrian and cycling access across the 216th Street Interchange overpass
  • Completing extension of HOV ramps to and from 202nd Street
  • Upgrade the new general purpose lane to HOV lanes both eastbound and westbound on Highway 1 between 202nd and 206th street (Total 4 km)

Benefits

The project is designed to:

  • Better accommodate growing traffic demands and the current daily traffic volume of more than 106,000 vehicles on Highway 1
  • Relieve existing vehicle congestion at the 200 and 232 Street interchanges
  • Improve traffic flow and travel times along Highway 1
  • Reduce idling times and related air emissions
  • Improve connectivity between Langley communities north and south of Highway 1
  • Offer more mobility options for the community with the addition of pedestrian and cycling improvements on the interchange overpass
  • Provide continuous HOV connection from Grandview Highway in Vancouver to 216th Street in Langley.

Public Consultation

 

Project Updates

March 2020

July 2019

September 2018

April 2018

April 2017

January 2017