Highway 101 Alternate Route Planning Study
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Who: The Ministry of Transportation
What: Planning an alternate route for Highway 101
Where: Between Gibsons and Sechelt, B.C.
Why: Improvements and future planning for the corridor
How: Online, email
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.
For more information, visit the Transportation webpage.