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The Provincial Government has announced the new Port Mann bridge will open to eight lanes of traffic on Saturday, December 1st and tolling will commence after one free week, on Saturday, December 8th.
The Ministry of Transportation says the transition to the 8-lane bridge opening will happen gradually with Highway 1 westbound traffic shifted onto the new bridge overnight on Saturday, November 17th.
Westbound traffic will remain in a two-lane configuration until December 1st, as crews complete widening and improvements through the Cape Horn interchange, at the north end of the bridge.
December 1st will also mark the completion of interchange improvements and highway widening east of the Port Mann bridge construction, including more than 20 kilometres new HOV lanes extending to Langley.