A Decade of Growth

Since 2001, there has been over $16 billion invested in transportation infrastructure in B.C., including over $13 billion in provincial investment and $3 billion through federal and local partnerships. There has also been significant private sector investment of about $11 billion in port, rail and airport infrastructure in support of B.C.’s Pacific Gateway.

Investing in the transportation network is key to improving our economy and quality of life, enhancing safety and reliability, opening up trade routes, and keeping pace with British Columbians’ evolving needs and priorities. The investments made by the Province and others in our transportation network have paid off significantly. Some highlights are:

Highway and Side Road Network Expansion

  • 180 km of new four- and six-laning, including the Trans-Canada Highway, the Cariboo Connector, the Okanagan Valley Connector, border improvements in the Lower Mainland and improvements to key corridors in the North
  • 30 new passing lanes on rural highways, including Highways 16, 3 and 5 and Highway 97 North
  • 27 new highway interchanges
  • 80 intersection upgrades
  • Major projects, including Sea-to-Sky Highway,William R. Bennett Bridge,Port Mann/Highway 1,Kicking Horse Canyon Highway Project Phases 1, 2 and 3,South Fraser Perimeter Road (Highway 17)

Highway and Side Road Rehabilitation and Safety Improvements

  • 18,000 km of highway repaving
  • 3,000 km of side roads repaired and regravelled
  • 480 bridges repaired or replaced
  • 6,500 km of rumble strips installed
  • $240 million to repair highways and roads impacted by the hauling of mountain pine beetle-infected wood since 2006
  • $435 million to improve and strengthen

Cycling and Pedestrian

  • BC Spirit of 2010 Trail
  • E&N Rails with Trail Project on Vancouver Island
  • Kinsol Trestle Restoration on Vancouver Island
  • UBC-O to downtown Kelowna Rails with Trail
  • Central Valley Greenway in Metro Vancouver
  • Lower Mainland North Shore Spirit Trail
  • Tyner Boulevard Trail to University of Northern B.C. in Prince George
  • Highway 16 Trail Connector in North Central B.C.

Transit

  • 330 new buses and 516 bike lockers across B.C.
  • Canada Line completed
  • Evergreen Line construction started
  • Kelowna Rapid Bus
  • Metro Vancouver Highway 99 bus lanes

Airport

  • Significant improvements made to airport infrastructure at 38 airports since 2001 across B.C., including Kamloops, Kelowna, Langley, Prince George, Abbotsford, Smithers and Terrace-Kitimat

Port and Rail

  • Deltaport Third Berth Project and Deltaport Terminal
  • Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Program in the Lower Mainland
  • Port of Prince Rupert Fairview container terminal expansion
  • Ridley Island Road, Rail and Utility Corridor Project
  • South Shore Trade Area, North Shore Trade Area, and road and rail improvement projects in the Lower Mainland to increase trade capacity and efficiency of goods movement