It’s a landmark day in Metro Vancouver with the completion of the Port Mann/Highway One construction project.
Spokesperson Greg Johnston says it took more than six years of construction and it’s the largest ever transportation project in the province’s history.
“We owe a big thank you to drivers on Highway One and the Port Mann Bridge. It’s been six years of construction, I know at times it could be considered trying for drivers but certainly this has come through as a very safe project and drivers are saving lots of time now that the project is complete.”
“Drivers are going to see the last of construction on the Port Mann Bridge and the Highway One corridor, there is just a little bit of work to do, some planting but drivers can look forward to the end of construction.”
Johnston says the project was completed on time and on budget.
He adds there’s also the launch of live, travel time information displays to show how fast a driver’s commute will be.
“They are electronic reader boards that display travel times for drivers along the corridor so is a driver is headed westbound into Vancouver the overhead message boards will be able to tell accurately to the minute how long it’s going to take to commute from Brunette to say Kensington.”
The Port Mann Bridge is one of the busiest crossings in Canada with about 100-thousand crossings a day.