Highway 16 and 37 Intersection

The Highway 16 and 37 Intersection between the communities of Terrace and Thornhill currently operates as a four way stop intersection. An upgrade of this intersection is needed to support the increasing traffic volumes being seen along these corridors.

Highway 16 at Hwy 37 intersection 3-way roundabout

The project team has reviewed two options: a roundabout and a conventional intersection. Following a thorough examination of the two, a roundabout is the preferred option.

Details of the project include:

  • Design and construction of a roundabout capable of accommodating the growing traffic needs of the Highway 16 and 37 corridors  

Project cost:
$4 million ($1.7 million Federal funding; $2.3 million Provincial funding)

Status:
Preliminary design phase.

Project Benefits

  • Improved highway safety: Roudabouts have 90% fewer vehicle fatalities, 76% fewer vehicle related injuries, and 35% fewer accidents

  • Reduced congestion and delays for all users of Highways 16 and 37

  • Improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists

  • Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

  • Lower maintenance costs

Schedule

  • Construction beginning in spring 2019

  • Public consultation ongoing

  • First Nation consultation  ongoing

  • Utility coordination ongoing

  • Scheduled completion, fall 2019

Public Consultation & Design

Public consultation is underway for this project.