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Dual funding drives West Coast interchange project

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. -- Traffic is expected to flow a little smoother on Hwy. 1 with the completion of the final phase ...


ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Traffic is expected to flow a little smoother on Hwy. 1 with the completion of the final phase of the $24.8-million Mt. Lehman Interchange project, unveiled by Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon and Abbotsford Mayor George F. Ferguson.

“The old 1960s-era interchange wasn’t designed for the traffic demands along this section of highway,” said Falcon. “That’s why we needed this project to open up this section of Hwy. 1 and provide easier, safer travel for everyone in the area.”

The project includes new structures at Mt. Lehman overpass, a new overpass connecting Old Yale Road and the Fraser Highway, an eastbound overpass, and two multi-lane roundabouts.

The City of Abbotsford will contribute 40% of the $24.8 million project, while the province will pick up the rest of the tab.

“An effective partnership ensured that this multi-million dollar project was completed on time and on budget and provided long-term transportation solutions to manage growing traffic volumes, improve the safety and efficiency of the road network, and greatly improve access to the City of Abbotsford,” said Ferguson.


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