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.
Highway 101 traffic volumes have 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.
The purpose of the study is to develop a clear and supported long-term plan for the Highway 101 corridor between Gibsons and Sechelt.
For more information, visit the Transportation webpage.
Read the Engagement Summary Report.
- 1,418 feedback forms completed
- 88 people attended a public information session
- 251 people viewed the information session video
- 7 public enquiries received through phone and email
- 53 publicly available posts on Facebook and Twitter (includes posts by the Ministry and others)
- 311 comments/responses added to above-noted social media posts
Feedback received will be considered to help refine the list of feasible options for further analysis and costing. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will continue to partner with shishalh Nation, collaborate with Squamish Nation, and to engage with local and regional governments and the public on the Highway 101 Alternate Route Planning Study to ensure everyone is updated as the study progresses.