The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced on June 22, 2021 that the Province is taking action to reduce congestion and improve transit and cycling infrastructure along Highway 99 with Corridor Improvements. These include a new Steveston Interchange, additional bus-on-shoulder lanes and upgraded transit and cycling infrastructure at Bridgeport and Highway 17A interchanges. The work is to be completed by 2025, in advance of the George Massey Tunnel replacement.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has worked with the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Task Force, Indigenous groups, TransLink, local municipalities and key stakeholders to develop and evaluate crossing options for a new crossing of the Fraser River at Highway 99, and government has completed its review of the business case. The Province is continuing discussions with federal partners on cost-sharing options for this project and details on a new crossing option will be announced when those discussions have concluded.