Phase 1: Highway 99 Corridor Improvements
The Province, in collaboration with key municipal, regional and participating First Nations, is proposing Corridor Improvements as a preliminary solution to help alleviate congestion on Highway 99 while planning for a long-term solution (Phase 2) for the George Massey Crossing continues.
An amendment to the previously issued Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) is required for the proposed Corridor Improvements. Learn more EAC Amendment and Proposed Corridor Improvements and provide feedback by emailing us at GeorgeMasseyCrossingSCR@gov.bc.ca.
Phase 2: George Massey Crossing
Work to select a long-term solution for the George Massey Crossing is ongoing.
Through technical analysis and working closely with First Nations, Metro Vancouver, TransLink, municipalities and key stakeholders, the ministry shortlisted two viable options for a future crossing: an immersed tube tunnel or long-span bridge.
Ministry staff completed a business case and submitted to the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure for review in December 2020. The Province’s next steps are to review the submission, consult with partners and make a final decision on the option.
More details are available in the document library.
Engagement to Date
The Ministry held public information sessions in February 2020 to share the results of analysis to date and seek feedback on shortlisted options as well as planning for additional Highway 99 Corridor improvements.
The Province’s next steps are to review the business case, consult with partners and make a final decision on the preferred option.
Safety and Reliability Improvements
The Safety Improvements Project is estimated to require a $40 million investment and is anticipated to be completed by Spring 2021. It includes the following work:
- Resurfacing and line painting on Highway 99 between Steveston Highway and the Highway 17 Interchange.
- Completed in November 2019
- Converting tunnel and roadway lighting to the LED standard to increase visibility for drivers.
- New lighting is anticipated to be operational by March 2021.
- Improving tunnel portal sub-drainage to reduce the risk to drivers from pooling water and ice at tunnel entrances.
- South portal sub-drainage improvement work was completed in October 2020
- North portal sub-drainage improvement work was completed except the final paving of south bound lanes at the approach in March 2021, weather dependent