With the bulk of the Port Mann / Highway One Improvement project complete, the Province and the District of North Vancouver appear to be working together to address some of the horrendous traffic congestion around the North End of the Second Narrows Bridge.
We've talked about this on other threads, as potentially up to $150M worth of projects may be in the pipe for the area. Improvements are already taking shape (e.g. Keith Road extension), and more are in the works (e.g. Fern / Seymour connectivity improvements), and finally with today's announcement for a full interchange to replace the Mountain Highway Overpass by 2018.
The big one in everyone's mind would certainly be the hodgepodge of 60's awfulness that is immediately north of the Second Narrows (interchanges close together, no shoulders on the highway, etc. It would appear that todays announcement (along with other work in progress) may represent the first steps in a phased approach to improving the entire area (i.e. system upgrade), and therefore I thought it appropriate to start a thread on this set of much-needed improvements to Highway One in the North Shore.
Lets post real news, discuss ideas for improvements, or simply speculate.
Jill Drews November 12, 2014 2:40 pm
NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Changes are coming to Highway One in North Vancouver.
The Mountain Highway Overpass is being replaced with a full interchange at a cost of $36 million. The project is aimed at easing congestion around the approach to the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge.
...The MP for North Vancouver, Andrew Saxton, says construction will be complete by Spring of 2018...
Many people in North Vancouver had hoped all the on-ramps, like the dangerous yield from Dollarton Highway and congested Main Street interchange, could be replaced. Planners aren’t ruling that out.
Previous news story from August 21 regarding Fern Street / Mt. Seymour Parkway connection / redesign
Ministry to unveil Highway 1 intersection redesign
Keith Lynn, Fern Street plans may aid Seymour commuters
Brent Richter / North Shore News
August 21, 2013 12:00 AM
- See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/news/ministry-....Ousad4oC.dpuf
The project includes extending Keith Road around the Seylynn development to Mount Seymour Parkway via Fern Street overpass, widening the Keith Road bridge to four lanes, upgrades and a new park-and-ride lot for Phibbs Exchange, and a possible reroute of the Dollarton Highway and Mountain Highway on- and off-ramps
The project is expected to cost between $70 and $130 million over 10 to 15 years. But the province and federal government should be putting up two-thirds of the cost, leaving the district on the hook for the remainder, Bassam said.