The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is upgrading a four-kilometre segment of Highway 7 Widening – 266th Street to 287th Street in Maple Ridge from an undivided two-lane highway to four lanes — the final undivided two-lane section of Highway 7 between Maple Ridge and Mission. Improvements will help make the highway safer and more reliable for all road users in the region.­

Engagement Summary Now Released

Our public engagement process occurred in winter 2021 to understand concerns and potential ideas for improvement. We received over 2,000 visits to the Project website during the engagement period, 263 completed feedback forms, and several written submissions. Since that time, we have continued to engage with local stakeholders, interest groups, and Indigenous communities to further refine the design. Learn more about what we heard during the engagement process by reading the Public and Stakeholder Engagement Summary – Summer 2022.

Learn more about the project by reading the Discussion Guide.

Design Update

Public input, along with technical analysis, stakeholder and interest group coordination, and cost consideration helped shape the current design. You can read more about the current design, how public input was considered during design development, and anticipated next steps in our Design Update 2022.

Next Steps

The project has now been approved for funding by the provincial Treasury Board. The Ministry put the project out for tender which means it is inviting potential contractors through a competitive process to submit bids to construct the project. Construction will begin Fall 2022 following contract award.

Read the news release.

If you have questions about the project or the engagement process, please get in touch through our project mailbox: Hwy7.266to287@gov.bc.ca

Thank you for your interest and involvement in the project!