Construction begins on Highway 1 from Leigh Road to West Shore Parkway

B.C. Government
September 25, 2019
By B.C. Government
Sept. 25, 2019, B.C. - Motorists are advised that crews from Windley Contracting are mobilizing on Highway 1 between the Leigh Road Interchange and West Shore Parkway in B.C.

Daily and nightly lane closures and construction activities will begin at night on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, and will continue through 2020. Efforts are being taken to minimize the impact to motorists during peak traffic periods.

From Monday to Friday during construction, there will be no southbound lane closures or stoppages between 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.

From Monday to Friday, there will be no northbound closures or stoppages between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Northbound traffic will continue to merge into one lane at the Leigh Road interchange as normal.

Outside of peak traffic periods, both day and night between Sunday night and Friday morning, drivers can expect a southbound lane closure and a northbound crossover. This will allow crews to safely construct the new lane on the northbound highway shoulder.

Periodic short stoppages will be required daily between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and nightly between 6 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. These stoppages will allow for tree clearing and soil removal to prepare the site for rock blasting, which is expected to begin in November.

Travellers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes and intermittent stoppages outside of peak periods while construction is ongoing. At this time, no construction is planned from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening. As construction progresses, there may be periods of weekend work activities that will necessitate lane closures and periodic stoppages.

Drivers are advised to use caution, follow the directions of traffic control personnel and obey the construction speed zone limit of 60 kilometres per hour when in place. For updates, motorists are advised to check: DriveBC.ca

When completed, Highway 1 between the Leigh Road interchange and the West Shore Parkway signal will be widened to four lanes with median barrier separation and improved roadside protections.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure thanks motorists for their patience during construction of these safety improvements.

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