MP Dan Ruimy announced improvements to Highway 7 and the Haney Bypass in March 2017. (THE NEWS/files)

Haney Bypass improvements starting

One lane will remain open in each direction during the day and night.

Construction to improve the Haney Bypass in Maple Ridge is expected to start soon and take up to a year to complete.

One lane will remain open in each direction during the day and night for the duration of the project, meant to enhance safety.

“If night work or full closure of the travel lanes does occur, notice will be given in advance to local residents and posted on DriveBC,” according to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

The improvements will also enhance traffic flow and access in the area, including dual left-turn lanes from the bypass to Lougheed Highway, as well as raised concrete medians to separate opposing traffic, improved lighting and a multi-use pathway along the highway.

The ministry has modified the design at the intersection of Highway 7 and 222nd Street to include a single, unsignaled right-turn lane from Lougheed Highway onto Haney Bypass while retaining the left-turn lanes at this intersection.

Other improvements on Haney Bypass include a new traffic signal at Callaghan Avenue, elimination of the left turnout at 225th Street and additional turn lanes at Kanaka Way.

A two-way, three-metre-wide cycling and pedestrian path along the north side of the Lougheed Highway from 220th to 222nd streets will be built. Improvements to sidewalks near Callaghan Avenue are also part of the project.

The Highway 7 upgrades are part of an overall $70-million strategy for three communities along the highway corridor and funded by the federal and provincial governments.

“These upgrades are designed to significantly improve traffic flow, as well as the safety of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians at a high-risk intersection,” said Dan Ruimy, MP for Pitt Meadows- Maple Ridge.

“I drive the bypass regularly and have seen volumes along this corridor steadily increase. This project will be welcome news for commuters and people trying to get around in our community,” added Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple-Ridge-Mission.

Work is scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2020.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

Maple Ridge volunteers honoured for decades of service

Community Services held special ceremonies for volunteers John Work and Rodger White

LETTER: Horgan has gall wasting taxpayer money amid COVID

Senior upset by election call at a time when she can’t even afford her prescriptions

OUR VIEW: Election could well backfire on Horgan

Are voters angry enough to cast NDP out, after sending us to the polls in the middle of a pandemic?

Downtown Maple Ridge BIA helping to stock the shelves for the food bank

Participating businesses will have donation boxes available for the month of October

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

VIDEO: COVID won’t dampen Lower Mainland woman’s Halloween spirit

Langley’s Tanya Reid posted video offering suggestions of how trick-or-treating might look for her

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

Father hopes journey to aviation-safety program inspires hope

Former South Surrey resident Greg Sewell hasn’t given up on quest to mandate older-plane retrofits

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Most Read