Traffic congestion on Highway 7 between 266th Street and 287th Street in Maple Ridge is a growing concern. With one lane in each direction, commercial, and industrial vehicles are experiencing bottlenecks causing delays, while commuters are spending more time in traffic and less time with their families.
To address these challenges, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is upgrading this segment of highway from a two-lane, undivided highway to four lanes. This four-kilometre segment is the final undivided two-lane section of Highway 7 between Maple Ridge and Mission. Improvements will help reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for both private and commercial users, especially with traffic anticipated to grow over the next 25 years.
The project will include:
- widening of Highway 7 from two to four lanes with a centre median barrier from 287th Street to 266th Street
- installation of a new centre median barrier on the existing four-lane highway from west of Spilsbury Road to 266th Street
- two strategically located vehicle turn-arounds to help maintain safe and efficient access to all properties along the corridor
- upgrades to three signalized intersections – 287th Street, 280th Street, and River Road
Project Update: The public engagement process was held between January 12 and February 19, 2021. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide comments on our feedback form regarding the proposed design. Your input is now being used to help refine the proposed design as we work toward a final design for business case development and funding approval.
We will be sharing back what we heard from this engagement process on this webpage in spring 2021. Please stay tuned.
Although the public feedback form is now closed, public consultation is ongoing so please reach out if you have any further questions about this project.
Project Cost: The Government of Canada is contributing up to $29,205,477 to this project through the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—National and Regional Projects, while the Government of British Columbia is initiating consultation and technical analysis to support this project.
Status: The Detailed Design contract has been awarded to McElhanney Ltd. and is in progress.