Highway 101 Alternate Route Planning Study



What is this engagement about?

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is partnering with shishalh Nation to deliver the Highway 101 Alternate Route Planning Study, in collaboration with Squamish Nation.

The purpose of the study is to develop a clear and supported long-term plan for the Highway 101 corridor between Gibsons and Sechelt. The study results will support local and regional governments in future land use planning and help guide provincial highway infrastructure investment planning over the next 20 to 50 years.

Highway 101 has grown approximately 20 per cent in the last five years, primarily between Gibsons and Sechelt. As communities continue to grow, it is becoming increasingly important to protect the role and function of the highway for inter-regional and local travel, including planning for transit and active transportation, climate change, and environmental protection. While there is no foreseeable need for a full, end-to-end bypass route based on demand alone, key locations could benefit from an alternate route to address congestion, reliability, and growing safety challenges.

This engagement will be open from June 16 to July 28 and will:

  • Share information about the option development process, how your input will be considered and next steps for the study
  • Seek feedback on draft options, the evaluation framework and preliminary findings to date
  • Invite input to help shortlist options for additional review

How to participate:

Participants are encouraged to review the study materials and provide feedback by completing the online engagement survey. Please visit the study webpage for more information: gov.bc.ca/highway101

Feedback will be accepted until 4:00pm (PT) on July 28, 2022.

How can my contribution make a difference?

Feedback received will be compiled into an engagement summary report for consideration by the study team in further shortlisting the options. The report will be available on the study webpage in Fall 2022. The study team will continue to engage local and regional governments to support additional technical analysis and will provide updates to the public as the study progresses. The Ministry intends to identify a preferred long-term routing for the corridor by early 2023.  

Details of the Engagement

Date: June 16, 2022 to July 28, 2022

Category: transportation

Status: Open

Location: Vancouver Island – Coast

Type: Online, Email