Update on the Province's Highway 1 improvement project
As part of their ongoing effort to improve travel times and address safety concerns along Highway 1 and the Lower Lynn Interchanges, the Province will soon start work on additional construction projects:
- A new Mountain Highway eastbound on-ramp
- Two new westbound lanes connecting Mount Seymour Parkway to Mountain Highway
Work will begin with necessary tree clearing
In advance of this work, tree clearing will be necessary along the south side of Highway 1, between Mountain Highway and Lynn Creek, and on the north side of Highway 1, between Lynn Creek and Old Lillooet Road.
Clearing will begin in late January or early February, once wildlife salvaging, bird nest surveys, and tree assessments are completed, and creek protection has been put in place to protect Keith Creek habitat during construction.
Because some of the trees that require removal are near the highway, some clearing will be done at night, when temporary lane closures can be implemented without impacting traffic.
Park and trail access during this work
Parks and trails north of Keith Road and south of Highway 1 will be closed for all of 2019 to allow for work, which, in addition to tree clearing, includes realigning and relocating Keith Creek, and replanting at a ratio of 4:1 (a total of 1,363 new trees and 5,350 new shrubs will ultimately be planted along the new Keith Creek and trails).
Get more details of this work
You can get complete details of all phases of this significant highway improvement project, including plans, maps, and photos, on the Province of BC website.