Some much-needed traffic relief is coming tomorrow (Oct. 7) with the opening of the new Nordel Way crossing over Highway 91.
According to a news release from the provincial government, the improvements to the Highway 91 at Nordel Way interchange are a key benefit of the $260-million Highway 91/17 and Deltaport Way Upgrade Project. The project was designed to improve road safety and support growing economic and trade development south of the Fraser River.
The crossing, which is the final interchange being built as part of the project, includes upgraded ramps to and from Delta. The ramps will help reduce congestion and improve travel time for commercial and regular traffic.
There will be traffic-pattern changes in the area. Drivers should follow new signs, including overhead guide signs, that will help them navigate the area.
Eastbound drivers can expect:
- to use the new bridge structure at the interchange when heading toward Nordel Way east
- to use the new loop ramp to access Highway 91 northbound and the Alex Fraser Bridge when driving east on Nordel Way.
Northbound drivers can expect:
- a new signalized intersection to be in effect at the top of the Highway 91 northbound off-ramp for traffic turning left for Nordel Way west and Highway 91C westbound
- to no longer use the existing Highway 91 northbound off-ramp for Highway 91C westbound and Nordel Way west as this ramp will be closed
- to take Exit 8 and follow signs when driving on Highway 91 toward Nordel Way west.
Westbound drivers can expect:
- a signalized intersection for traffic on Nordel Way westbound to access Highway 91 southbound, as well as traffic for Nordel Way east.
The $5.2-million 27B Avenue upgrades component of this project is complete. It was funded by the Tsawwassen First Nation and Infrastructure Canada, and completed by the Province.