VANCOUVER, B.C. – A new extension of the Highway 15 NEXUS/FAST truck lane in Surrey will be built to ease congestion and enhance security at the Pacific Highway Border Crossing.
“More than a million commercial vehicles cross the border into the United States each year,” said David L. Emerson, Minister of Industry and co-Senior Minister Responsible for British Columbia. “Extending the NEXUS/FAST truck lane will help ease congestion and encourage more commercial vehicles to enrol in the program.”
The construction of this $2.6-million project is expected to begin in the summer of 2005 and be completed the following spring. The feds will contribute $1.05 million while the government of British Columbia will contribute $1.55 million to the project. The highway extension includes construction of a third southbound lane on Highway 15. The Pacific Highway crossing is the fourth busiest commercial vehicle crossing along the Canada/U.S. border.
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