Commuters who use the freeway to travel through North Vancouver could soon be in for a little relief.
All three levels of government have teamed up to announce $60-million of joint funding for the fourth phase of work along the Lower Lynn Corridor on Highway 1.
Ottawa, Victoria, and the District of North Vancouver are all kicking in a third of the bill.
The new work includes the construction of a westbound collector lane from Mount Seymour Parkway to Mountain Highway, a new two-lane bridge on each side of the existing Lynn Creek Bridge, and an eastbound on-ramp from Mountain Highway onto Highway 1.
Meanwhile, North Vancouver MLA Jane Thronthwaite says a much debated third crossing hasn’t been ruled out.
“I know another crossing is still being discussed, but obviously we want to get the interchanges fixed; this is the number one priority.”
For now, though, she says its still just talk.
“I know there’s a talk of more SeaBuses to encourage more people to be off the road.”
The work is expected to be completed in the spring of 2021.