Traffic

Throughout December, RCMP conducted CounterAttack road checks as police worked to keep roads free of impaired drivers. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

‘You can’t make this stuff up’: Stories from the B.C. CounterAttack campaign

Amusing, yes, but a reminder impaired driving affects ability to drive and to make good decisions

 

A vehicle incident is blocking the eastbound lanes on Lougheed Highway at Jim Robson Way in Maple Ridge on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Google)

TRAFFIC: Lougheed Highway cleared in Maple Ridge, expect congestion

Earlier, eastbound lanes at Jim Robson Way were closed

 

A pedestrian died after he was hit by three vehicles on Hwy. 1 east of 264 Street Sunday morning, Jan. 3, 2021, near the Langley-Abbotsford border (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley man, 20, identified as victim of weekend fatal crash on Hwy. 1

Pedestrian was hit by three vehicles Sunday morning

 

A pedestrian died after he was hit by three vehicles on Hwy. 1 east of 264 Street Sunday morning, Jan. 3, 2021, near the Langley-Abbotsford border (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)

Fatal crash closes Hwy. 1 east of 264 Street

Pedestrian was hit by three vehicles

A pedestrian died after he was hit by three vehicles on Hwy. 1 east of 264 Street Sunday morning, Jan. 3, 2021, near the Langley-Abbotsford border (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)
Google Maps screenshot taken at 7:14 a.m.

Westbound Highway 1 lanes in Abbotsford closed as crews investigate serious crash

Crash occurred between McCallum and Riverside roads at around 4 a.m., next update at 8 a.m.

Google Maps screenshot taken at 7:14 a.m.
Reader queries why you need to push a button to activate the walk lights at major intersections. She believes it should engage automatically. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Walking lights should be automatic at major intersections

For the sake of all pedestrians, especially those with mobility issues, change crossing signals

  • Nov 22, 2020
Reader queries why you need to push a button to activate the walk lights at major intersections. She believes it should engage automatically. (Black Press Media files)
(Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: All four lanes through Massey Tunnel now open

Northbound lanes were closed after an oversize vehicle struck a sprinkler head

(Black Press Media file photo)
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LETTER: Abernethy another deadly road in Ridge according to one reader

One area resident insists a four-way stop along the east-west corridor is mandatory to saving lives

  • Nov 4, 2020
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LETTER: Traffic circles are not the answer for Maple Ridge ‘race tracks’

Speed bumps and stop lights are options worth considering for the city, according to one reader

  • Nov 1, 2020
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Fraser Highway is on the left. Highway 1 is on the right. Abbotsford News file photos

BC NDP corrects itself after accidentally promising to widen the wrong highway

Party’s platform originally said it would widen Fraser Highway, not Highway 1

Fraser Highway is on the left. Highway 1 is on the right. Abbotsford News file photos
DriveBC reported a vehicle stall westbound on Lougheed Highway just after Old Dewdney Trunk Road Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (DriveBC photo)
DriveBC reported a vehicle stall westbound on Lougheed Highway just after Old Dewdney Trunk Road Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (DriveBC photo)
The province and City of Pitt Meadows have planned changes to the intersection at Harris Road and Lougheed Highway. (Google)

Changes planned for Harris/Lougheed intersection in Pitt Meadows

Public consultation planned this fall

The province and City of Pitt Meadows have planned changes to the intersection at Harris Road and Lougheed Highway. (Google)
A flipped gravel truck has closed a section of 100 Avenue in Maple Ridge Thursday morning, Sept. 10, 2020. (The News files)
A flipped gravel truck has closed a section of 100 Avenue in Maple Ridge Thursday morning, Sept. 10, 2020. (The News files)
An SUV on fire in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 near the No. 3 Road exit, between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Sept. 8, 2020. (Facebook/Dee Hiles)

Vehicle fire slowing traffic between Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Fire is in westbound lanes at No. 3 Road, fire crews on scene

An SUV on fire in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 near the No. 3 Road exit, between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Sept. 8, 2020. (Facebook/Dee Hiles)
Pacha Craik was left dealing with the aftermath of the high winds on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. A 70-foot tall tree had fallen on her property in the Maple Crest area, but thankfully she said there was only minor damage caused to her and the neighbour’s property. (Pacha Craik/Special to the News)

High winds down trees in communities and Highway 7 in Maple Ridge

Lougheed Highway was still partially closed Tuesday morning

Pacha Craik was left dealing with the aftermath of the high winds on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. A 70-foot tall tree had fallen on her property in the Maple Crest area, but thankfully she said there was only minor damage caused to her and the neighbour’s property. (Pacha Craik/Special to the News)
It’s official. It’s open. The new 216th Street interchange to the Trans-Canada Highway is open to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: New freeway interchange opens in Lower Mainland

Traffic is already flowing on a new $62-million highway connector in Langley

It’s official. It’s open. The new 216th Street interchange to the Trans-Canada Highway is open to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A pick-up truck was seen in a ditch at the sight of a crash on Hwy 1 and Glover Road in Langley this morning. (Special to THE TIMES)

UPDATE: One dead after early morning crash on Highway 1 in Langley

RCMP said weather, visibility and/or road conditions do not appear to be factors in the crash

A pick-up truck was seen in a ditch at the sight of a crash on Hwy 1 and Glover Road in Langley this morning. (Special to THE TIMES)
A petition would stop the proposed removal of stop signs along 117th Avenue. (Contributed)

Maple Ridge residents petition against stop sign removal

Petitioners say traffic would speed down 117th Avenue

A petition would stop the proposed removal of stop signs along 117th Avenue. (Contributed)
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LETTER: Conflicts growing between traffic and equestrians in Maple Ridge

She and her mount were clipped by a car in 1970s, leaving this rider fearful walking on 132nd Avenue

  • Aug 4, 2020
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Glenn Hurst is a Maple Ridge resident who is frustrated by traffic congestion caused by the Golden Ears Provincial Park on summer weekends. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge resident frustrated with Yennadon traffic congestion

Traffic along 232 Street a nightmare for those living in Silver Valley and Rock Ridge

Glenn Hurst is a Maple Ridge resident who is frustrated by traffic congestion caused by the Golden Ears Provincial Park on summer weekends. (Neil Corbett/The News)