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:
Design complete. Construction anticipated summer 2019.

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
  • Utility relocation activities ongoing
  • Scheduled completion, fall 2019

Public Consultation & Design

An information session was conducted in October, 2017.