Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project

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About the Project

Part of the provincial Gateway Program, the Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project (PMH1 Project) is designed to address growing regional congestion by improving the movement of people, goods and transit throughout Greater Vancouver. The PMH1 Project reflects the need for a balance of transit, road and bridge improvements to keep traffic moving, our economy strong and our region liveable. As part of this balanced approach, the Province is investing in new rapid transit projects as well as improved roads and bridges. The PMH1 Project also includes improvements to drainage, habitat areas and other green space to support environmental sustainability. 

PMH1 Project improvements will reduce congestion and travel time, improve safety and accessibility, facilitate reliable transit service, and expand networks for High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV), cyclists and pedestrians. The improvements also support continued economic growth in the region and across the province by providing predictable, reliable transportation for goods movers and service providers.
 
The PMH1 Project includes construction of a new 10-lane Port Mann Bridge, widening the highway, upgrading interchanges and improving access and safety on Highway 1. The project spans a distance of approximately 37 kilometres from the McGill Street Interchange in Vancouver to 216 Street in Langley.
 
The Construction Schedule highlights key milestones for the project and additional information on the project benefits, costs and contractors are outlined in the Project Overview.
 

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Transportation Improvements

In keeping with the Provincial Transit Plan and commitment to alternative transportation, the project includes:

  • Congestion-reduction measures such as expanded high occupancy vehicle lanes;
  • Transit and commercial vehicle priority measures;
  • Improvements to the cycling network.
The project has provided capacity for a Highway 1 ExpressBus service, a joint initiative of the Province and TransLink, with service between Langley and Burnaby in less than 25 minutes.

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Environmental Projects

The PMH1 Project includes important environmental and habitat work on and off the corridor to deliver the project to the highest environmental standards. These environmental projects will address four key objectives:  enhancement, compensation, construction timing and protection/restoration.

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Public Consultation

 Community consultation has been integral to the PMH1 Project from its earliest stages. Consultation participants provide input on a variety of topics: project designs, traffic management plans, tolling, how to minimize the effects of construction and what they’d like to see in terms of noise reduction measures and landscaping.

 

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