Mountain Highway safety improvements
We're planning a safety improvement project along Mountain Highway between Lynn Valley Road and Arborlynn Drive.
Mountain Highway is an important corridor, linking the Lynn Valley Town Centre to Highway 1, Lynn Creek Town Centre and beyond.
The goal of this project is to create a street design that is safer and more comfortable for all, balancing the needs of all road users, and the community.
May 14, 2023 – Public engagement
Thank you to all who shared their input by taking our online survey. Your feedback will be considered alongside the technical assessment as we consider options for Mountain Highway. The findings of this community engagement will be posted here once the final summary report has been shared with Council.
April 24 – May 14, 2023 – Online survey
We want to know about your transportation priorities, experiences, and concerns as you use Mountain Highway.
May 4, 2023 – Open house
We're hosting an open house for members of the public to learn more about the project, share their ideas, and ask questions.
- Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre, Eagle Room, Thursday, May 4, 6pm-8pm
Watch for us popping up in the neighbourhood to discuss Mountain Highway safety improvements. Be sure to stop by to share your ideas and ask your questions.
The District has identified this route along Mountain Highway as a priority for safety and mobility improvements.
In 2022, the District undertook a technical review that documented existing conditions along Mountain Highway, including traffic operations, safety and collisions, transit performance and cycling use.
The goal of the project is to create a street design that is safer and more comfortable for all, balancing the needs of all road users and the community.
The Lynn Valley Trunk Sewer replacement project currently taking place on Mountain Highway, between East 18th and East 24th, is scheduled to be completed in fall 2023.
The pavement on Mountain Highway is approaching the end of its life and requires rehabilitation over the next few years. This creates an opportunity to renew the pavement while at the same time completing corridor safety improvements.
The Mountain Highway safety improvements project advances the District’s goal to realize a walking, cycling, transit and driving network that will nurture healthier and safer communities, enhance connections between town and village centres, help mitigate the impacts of climate change, and use opportunities presented by partner funding to improve infrastructure.
Mountain Highway between Lynn Valley Road and Arborlynn Drive carries approximately 15,000 motor vehicles per day and has previously been identified as a Council priority cycling route. Using ICBC collision data between 2011 and 2020, The District’s Road Safety Program found that Mountain Highway has a high prevalence of collisions compared to other District corridors. Speeding along Mountain Highway likely contributes to an increased severity of collisions.