Highway 7 Improvements – Marc Dalton BC Liberals
Highway #7 Improvements
Significant transportation improvements are on the way. It’s a joint $70 million federal-provincial project involving Highway 7 in Maple Ridge, Mission and Pitt Meadows.
BC is contributing $47.55 million dollars for upgrades and expansion and the federal government has budgeted $22.45 million to this vital traffic corridor north of the Fraser River.
$41.5 million is designated for 4-laning between Nelson and Silverdale in Mission. 3.1 kilometers will be widened to four lanes and a concrete barrier will be installed for safety in the Mission segment.
There will be additional upgrades to the Haney Bypass in Maple Ridge and a $6.5 million turning lane in Pitt Meadows at Harris Rd.
The project will increase the capacity of this busy stretch of highway. Once completed, this project should improve safety, access and traffic flow for local residents, tourists and commercial drivers.
“Construction of the first phase is going to start in July and be completed by winter.” Said Marc Dalton, speaking about the project.
The remaining phases should be completed by winter 2018-19. More than 200 jobs are expected to be created over the life of this highway project.
A strong economy, low taxation levels, and prudent fiscal management, has allowed the BC Liberal government to make investments on Highway 7 and throughout British Columbia.