New interchange opens at Hwy 99 and 16th Ave.
September 10, 2014
Surrey, BC – As part of a joint initiative between the Government of British Columbia, the City of Surrey and TransLink, the $24 million infrastructure partnership project was officially unveiled today featuring a new six-lane interchange complete with 1.8 meter pedestrian/cyclist sidewalks in both directions. The interchange replaced an aging two-lane overpass and will further accommodate commuter and cross-border traffic, while reducing truck traffic from 32nd Avenue and congestion at King George Boulevard.
“This project is a result of exceptional teamwork between the Province, TransLink and the City
of Surrey,” says Mayor Dianne Watts. “The new six-lane interchange is a significant addition to the City’s transportation network not only improving the traffic flow for commuters but in easing the movement of goods along a major corridor and across Surrey’s border which is the second largest in Canada.”
Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Stephanie Cadieux spoke on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone, saying “the South Surrey region is experiencing significant growth and that will continue over the next 30 years. This new six-lane interchange provides a safe road network that meets current and future traffic needs and will offer better connectivity to Highway 99 and across 16th Avenue.”
“The Highway 99 and 16th Avenue Interchange project improves connectivity, while easing congestion and enhancing safety for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and transit users,” said Barry Forbes on behalf of the TransLink Board of Directors. “It also helps to improve the major road network, which underpins the safe and efficient movement of people and goods across the region.”