Chilliwack – This May means the start of a major construction project that will affect Chilliwack traffic.
Work on improvements to the north and south portions of the Lickman Interchange will start in earnest.
While an exact start date has yet to be set, Rod Sanderson with the City told FVN: “Our Design-Build Contractor Eurovia BC expects construction to commence in May. The exact date is not yet set as we work with the MOTI regulator to approve the final design details.”
Key improvements on the north side include additional turning lanes at the Yale Road /Industrial Way Intersection, and additional southbound climbing lane to the westbound on-ramp.
Key improvements on the south side include an additional northbound lane, and additional southbound lane, removal of eastbound off-ramp / on-ramp signal to allow right-turn only at off-ramp, and construction of a two-lane roundabout at the Yale Road / Luckakuck Way intersection.
Improvements also include extension of the northbound left turn lane on the suspended portion over Highway 1 as well as bike lanes in both directions on Lickman Road.
The improvements will enhance safety and provide more efficient vehicular movements and increased pedestrian and cyclist facilities.
This project is funded in part by the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure.
City staff hosted a Public Open House on March 8, 2017 to provide details and answer questions from the community regarding the planned Lickman Interchange upgrades. That info from the City can be found here.
There won’t be any expansion of Highway One to six lanes.
Now that the government in Victoria has changed from Liberal to NDP, that effort is pretty much relegated to the back burner.