Why is the Project Needed?
This section of roadway accommodates the movement of people and goods on the local, regional and international level through connections with the municipal network, Abbotsford Airport and Canada/USA border.
Right now, approximately 6,000 vehicles use this stretch of Mt. Lehman Road every day. This is currently a two lane road, and with the volumes of traffic going to and from the airport, greater capacity is needed here. Also, the Mt. Lehman area is growing and revitalizing, with more commercial developments popping up.
Traffic along this stretch of roadway is expected to double over the next 25 years, and more capacity is needed to serve the travelling public. This 4-laning project is necessary to widen this roadway and make it safer and more efficient for all travellers, both now and into the future.