Construction of the new multi-use overpass at the McKenzie Interchange will result in short-term lane closures on Highway 1.
Three closures are necessary to allow cranes to safely place girders for the new multi-use overpass:
- Monday, Sept. 30: Highway 1 northbound will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Northbound traffic will be detoured onto Highway 1 southbound, meaning single-lane traffic in both directions through the project site.
- Thursday, Oct. 3: Highway 1 southbound will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Highway 1 northbound, meaning single-lane traffic in both directions through the project site.
- One additional closure, date and time to be confirmed: The southbound exit lane onto Admirals Road will be closed for the final overpass girder placement. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will advise once confirmed.
During these closures and detours, the ministry advises motorists to drive with care through the project site and obey all signage and posted speed limits.
The new multi-use overpass will be 175 metres long and 4.1 metres wide. It will connect directly to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. The new structure will open to pedestrians and cyclists in spring 2020.
The ministry anticipates removing the traffic lights on Highway 1 at McKenzie Avenue by this winter. The entire project, including the loop ramp, landscaping and transit facilities, is expected to be completed by summer 2020.
More information on the McKenzie Interchange project is available online: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/mckenzieinterchange/