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What Delta drivers can expect as major highway upgrade project underway

The project is a combination of improvements to Highway 91, Highway 17 and the Highway 91 Connector
Highway 91/17 Upgrade Project
Aerial photos taken at the end of November 2020 showing the progress at various locations along the Highway 91/17 Upgrade Project.

Highway 91/17 Upgrade Project is well underway.

The city’s engineering department recently provided council an update on what’s happening with the $260 million project, a series of roadworks aimed at increasing highway efficiency and reduce conflicts between local traffic, commercial vehicles and other travellers.

The project includes improvements to Highway 91 at the Nordel interchange, upgrades to the Highway 91 connector at the Nordel Way intersection, a new interchange at Highway 17 and Highway 91 connector (Sunbury) and a new interchange at River Road connecting to Highway 17.

Until fall 2022, the Highway 91 Connector will be shifted slightly from its current alignment with posted speed limits reduced from 60 km/h to 50 km/h.

Upcoming lane shifts during construction include a tighter loop ramp activated for southbound Highway 91 to eastbound Nordel Way traffic, while traffic along the Highway 91 Connector will be split in two to provide an active work zone in the middle of the highway.

A loop ramp will be provided from westbound Highway 17 to westbound River Road to provide a more direct connection between the two routes.

Funding partners for the project include the Government of Canada through the National Infrastructure component of the New Building Canada Fund, the Province of British Columbia and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The expected completion date for the project is 2023.