The ministry and city are also working on a plan for safety improvements to the Haney Bypass.

The ministry and city are also working on a plan for safety improvements to the Haney Bypass.

Ministry to install median barrier on Highway 7 in Maple Ridge

Improvements to stretch from 240th to 272nd streets.

  • Jul. 22, 2016 3:00 p.m.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will install a median barrier along more than six kilometers of Lougheed Highway in east Maple Ridge.

The safety improvement project was announced Friday and will stretch from 240th to 272nd streets.

This section of highway is four lanes and undivided, and the ministry has received feedback from the local community that it would like to see median barrier placed along this segment to improve safety.

The barrier is meant to prevent head-on collisions and other crossover incidents.

“As part of B.C. on the Move, we’re committed to making important safety and mobility upgrades throughout B.C.,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “We know that the community of Maple Ridge considers this a high priority project and we are pleased to get moving on the design and upcoming installation of this median barrier on Highway 7.”

The project will be split into two phases. The first phase, from 240th Street to the truck pullout, is approximately 3.4 kilometres long.

Construction work on this segment is expected to begin in winter 2016.

The second phase of the project, from the truck pullout to 272nd Street, is expected to get underway in spring 2017.

“Highway 7 is a well-travelled stretch of highway, which serves local traffic, commuter traffic, commercial vehicles and tourists,” said Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton. “Once the new median barrier is installed, it will act as a visual and physical centre barrier, helping to prevent crossovers and boosting safety for all motorists.”

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Doug Bing said the improvements will help especially during periods of bad weather and at night.

The ministry is investing approximately $300,000 on engineering and design of the new median barrier, with final construction costs to be determined on

completion of the detailed design.

There are a number of intersections and commercial accesses along the corridor which will be addressed through the design process. The B.C.

government will be engaging with the Maple Ridge local government and

community over the next few months to develop designs for the median-barrier

project.

In addition, the ministry is working closely with the City of Maple Ridge on a future plan for improving safety and mobility on the Haney Bypass, including the intersections of 222nd Street and Kanaka Way.

A range of design options have been developed and they are currently assessed for effectiveness in improving operations on this corridor. This work is expected to be completed later this year.

 

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

Just Posted

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, updates British Columbians about COVID-19 at a press conference earlier this week. (B.C. Government image)
B.C.’s 1st case of COVID-19 confirmed a year ago today

Here’s a look at some of the key dates in the province’s fight against the novel coronavirus

Elsie Hellstrom (top left), Mary Gjernes (top right), Stan Moore (bottom left) and Evelina Walter all celebrated their birthdays this month. All photos courtesy of Brittany Siemens.
Mission seniors residence celebrates 4 centenarian birthdays this month

Special party honouring a combined 405 years of life held on Jan. 25

A Chilliwack driver’s vehicle was impounded for seven days after an excessive speeding violation. (RCMP photo)
RCMP catch Chilliwack driver doing 60 km/h over posted speed limit

The motorist was hit with a big ticket and a seven day vehicle impoundment

Abbotsford Police is investigating after bullet casings were found following a shots fired call at the intersection of Purcell Avenue and Wells Gray Avenue on Tuesday night. (File photo)
Bullet casings found after shots-fired call in Abbotsford on Tuesday

Abbotsford Police Department seeking witnesses and CCTV footage following shooting

British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix looks on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry addresses the media during a news conference at the BC Centre of Disease Control in Vancouver B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
B.C. announces 485 new COVID-19 cases, fewest deaths in months

‘The actions we take may seem small, but will have a big impact to stop the virus,” urges Dr. Henry

A lone passenger stands outside the International Arrivals area at Pearson Airport in Toronto on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. As the federal government prepares to slap new restrictions on foreign arrivals, Health Canada data suggest a growing number of infections directly connected to international travel. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Holiday season vacations coincide with rise in COVID-19 travel-related cases

Between Nov. 30 and Dec. 27, 86,953 people flew into Canada from the United States

Gov.Gen Julie Payette walks in the chamber after greeting Senators before delivering the Speech from the Throne, at the Senate of Canada Building in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Report details yelling, screaming and aggressive conduct at Rideau Hall under Payette

Report says employees did not feel they had a place to go with their complaints

Rodney and Ekaterina Baker have been ticketed and charged under the Yukon’s Civil Emergency Measures Act for breaking isolation requirements in order to sneak into a vaccine clinic and receive Moderna vaccine doses in Beaver Creek. (Facebook/Submitted)
B.C. couple accused of flying to Yukon to get COVID-19 vaccine to appear in court

If convicted, the pair could serve up to six months in jail

Grad student Marisa Harrington and her supervisor Lynneth Stuart-Hill say preliminary results from a study into the affects of stress on hospital nurses show an impact on sleep and heart variability. (Courtesy of Marisa Harrington)
University of Victoria study shows stress impact on B.C. nurses

Stress may be impacting sleep, heart health of hospital nurses in Victoria region

Sooke’s Amy McLaughlin holds Theodore, a bunny who will be going to a new owner in Nanaimo within the coming days if all goes will at an upcoming bunny play-date. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Vancouver Island woman looking to hop into bigger space for bunny rescue operation

Amy McLaughlin has rescued more than 400 bunnies, pushing for the capacity to help more

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Search called off for small plane that went down in rough water south of Victoria

Plane bound for Port Angeles from Alaska believed to have one occupant, an Alaskan pilot

BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.
Roof of BC Place a stage for performers during online music festival

‘This will be the first time any artists have performed from the 204-foot iconic Vancouver rooftop’

Royal B.C. Museum conservator Megan Doxsey-Whitfield kneels next to a carved stone pillar believed to have significance as a First Nations cultural marker by local Indigenous people. The pillar was discovered on the beach at Dallas Road last summer. Museum curatorial staff have been working with Songhees and Esquimalt Nation representatives to gain a clearer picture of its use. (Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum)
Stone carving found on Victoria beach confirmed Indigenous ritual pillar

Discussion underway with the Esquimalt and Songhees about suitable final home for the artifact

Most Read