What was this engagement about?
The Highway 13 corridor serves a north-south route between Highway 1 and the Aldergrove/Lynden border crossing in Langley, B.C. South of the border, Highway 13 becomes Route 539 and continues south to Bellingham, Washington. This corridor is critical to provide access to the busy Aldergrove/Lynden crossing.
The Governments of Canada and British Columbia have committed $25.5 million to widen a key portion of Highway 13 from two lanes to five lanes, building more capacity for cross border traffic at the Aldergrove/Lynden border crossing.
The upgrades will span Highway 13 from 8th Avenue to 0 Avenue. Going southbound, the highway will be widened from one to three lanes, to accommodate a separate NEXUS and commercial truck lane. Going northbound, the highway will be widened from one to two lanes to accommodate a new truck climbing lane. In addition, a new east-west connection will be built at 3B Avenue.
The upgrades will help to move cross border traffic more efficiently, and the project will extend safety benefits to the local road networks too. These improvements support border enhancements the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has implemented at the Aldergrove/Lynden border crossing.
A public information session took place on October 25, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Poppy Estates Golf Course, Langley.
How did my contribution make a difference?
Feedback was collected on the project design, including traffic and queuing improvements, the addition of 3B Ave., improvements at 0 Ave., and environmental and drainage improvements. Your input will be considered, along with technical and financial input, as the project team moves into construction of the Hwy. 13 widening project.
The summary report which details all the comments and feedback submitted from stakeholders will be posted to the site following public engagement. Please check back to review the summary report when posted.
Details of the Engagement:
Date: October 11, 2017 to November 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lower Mainland
Types: Online, email, in-person