The biggest story of the week in B.C. for travellers was definitely around flooding. High water flow and mudslides have impacted B.C. communities and the travelling public, so we’re keeping all highway flood advisories in one place. For impacts to Highway 31, Highway 97A and inland ferries, check here for the latest.
There’s also been a bit of good news this week, whether it’s salmon, borders or milestones (just not all at once). Here’s the week that was in B.C. Transportation:
- Young salmon return to Colony Farm after 100 years – Collaboration between the Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project, Metro Vancouver and the Kwikwetlem First Nation to enhance the habitat in Colony Farm Regional Park has resulted in young salmon returning to the area for the first time in 100 years.
- Expanded border wait-time system improves cross-border travel – A new border delay message sign on the Trans-Canada Highway will make it easier for motorists and commercial vehicle operators travelling to the U.S. to plan their route and save time. The new sign is located on Highway 1 westbound, between the Whatcom Road Interchange and Highway 11.
- Robert Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC) Project Officially Opens - June 28th marked the grand opening of the 80th Street Overpass in Delta, which will help in the continued efficient movement of goods along the road and rail corridors, and increase safety for the intersection of 80th Street and Ladner Trunk Road. The new overpass also minimizes traffic delays while providing direct access to Boundary Bay Airport – the 8th busiest airport for takeoffs and landings in Canada – and the surrounding industrial lands.
- Highway 97 Winfield to Oyama project reaches halfway mark – The $77.9-million project to construct a new nine-kilometre section of Highway 97 between Winfield and Oyama has reached the halfway mark.
- TransLink signs “Charter of Vancouver” – promoting kids and bikes - TransLink signed the Charter of Vancouver on Children and Cycling, which encourages local governments to adopt practices towards cycling, building infrastructure and providing services and programs so children grow up using their bikes as normal part of their travels in the community.