Lynn Valley Road / Highway 1 Underpass

To help alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians, Bosa Development upgraded the Lynn Valley Road/Highway 1 underpass.

The upgrades improve road capacity leaving Lynn Valley Town Centre (southbound Lynn Valley Road), increase transit reliability and emergency response, and connect the new southbound Lynn Valley Road bike lanes at Mollie Nye to the new City of North Vancouver bike lanes south of Highway 1.

News and updates

June 13, 2018 — Project complete

 All work on this project is now complete, and the new lane under Highway 1 is open for business. Thank you for your patience while this important project was completed.

Completed Lynn Valley Rd underpass at Hwy 1
The new Lynn Valley Rd underpass features a new southbound travel lane, a new multiuse path, southbound bike lane connections, lighting improvements, and pedestrian safety improvements

April 18, 2018 — New retaining wall complete

The retaining wall underneath the highway bridge is now complete. Railings, street lighting, curb work, and base asphalt is expected to be completed soon.

Once this work is completed, traffic will be moved over to this new lane to allow contractors to complete the median islands under and north of the bridge. We anticipate the project will be completed by mid-May, though final paving will be dependent on several consecutive days of dry weather.

March 22, 2018 — Stage 1 of the project complete; Stage 2 underway

Workers have finished installing the anchors along the embankment below the overpass, and are now installing the final concrete retaining wall. We anticipate the new retaining wall will be completed by the end of March.

Following installation of the new wall, curbs, paving, and landscaping will be completed. We anticipate the entire project will be done by the end of June.

New southbound lane of Lynn Valley Road with retaining wall taking shape, March 27, 2018

October 26, 2017 — Work resumes

Work on the underpass continues, along with curb and multiuse path construction on Lynn Valley Road, south of Sutherland Ave.

September 29, 2017 — Work delayed

Due to unforeseen and challenging soil conditions, construction on the main section of the underpass has been delayed. Multi-use path construction continues south of the overpass. 

July 25, 2017 — Construction begins

Construction on this project is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 24, 2017. 

February 1, 2017 — Public open house

We held an open house for residents in the immediate area, to review the benefits of the project, construction impacts, changes to the traffic patterns, road layout, bike lanes, and more. The project team, as well as staff from the District and City of North Vancouver, were available to answer questions.


Project features

The design concept has been developed by Bosa with input from the three stakeholders and approval authorities:

  • City of North Vancouver (CNV)
  • District of North Vancouver (DNV)
  • Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure (MOTI). 

Features of the project include:

  • a new southbound travel lane behind the bridge pier
  • a new southbound cycling connection and multi-use path behind the bridge pier
  • a continued bike lane connection from the Lynn Valley Road bike lane project (southbound direction only)
  • improvements to lighting, crosswalks, and pedestrian safety
  • modification to the Boulevard Crescent intersection at 21st St and Sutherland Avenue

Work area

Project funding

100% of the project is funded through Bosa Development Corp and the Community Amenity Contribution from the Lynn Valley Town Center development.

Learn more about Community Amenity Contributions 

Northbound cycling

Northbound cycling wasn't within the scope of Bosa's Community Amenity Contribution when the Lynn Valley Town Centre was rezoned.

However, we, along with the City of North Vancouver and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, have identified this as a missing cycling link, and are investigating it as a future project.

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