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Delta throwback: A new alignment for Highway 99

Highway stretch was originally known as the Deas Island Throughway
delta highway 99 construction 1960
The current freeway alignment of Highway 99 opened in 1962.

Let’s head back to 1960.

The above photo shows the foundation of Highway 99 being built in East Delta in the vicinity of the Highway 10 overpass, which was still to be built.

St. Stephens Church can be seen in the left and the heights of North Delta in the distance

The provincial government recently announced major Highway 99 corridor improvements aimed at easing traffic congestion and supporting transit on the Richmond side of the George Massey Tunnel.

Those improvements will include a new Steveston interchange, additional bus-on-shoulder lanes, a new bus-only connection at Bridgeport Road and upgraded cycling infrastructure.

The province says it’s all in advance of a tunnel replacement project.