The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will extend the advanced left-turn signal on Lillooet and Mount Seymour Parkway during morning peak times.
The extension is expected to be in place in approximately two weeks, according to a MOTI spokesperson.
In March, the intersection of Lillooet Road and Seymour Parkway was reconfigured due to construction which included limiting the southbound Lillooet advanced left turn to non-peak morning hours.
The ministry has now decided to extend the advanced left turn during peak morning time.
“This will make it easier and more efficient for people who are travelling this route on their morning commute,” according to MOTI.
The advanced left turn extension will remain in place during construction, as long as no safety issues arise. Upon completion of construction, the intersection will have a permanent southbound Lillooet advanced left turn.
The Ministry has also adjusted the signals on the Fern Street overpass to increase time for westbound traffic. District of North Vancouver councillor Betty Forbes had also written to MOTI asking for the changes.
The changes are part of the Highway 1-Lower Lynn- Improvement projects. MOTI is upgrading The Mountain Highway/Lynn Creek, Keith Road/Seymour Parkway and Main Street/Dollarton Highway Interchanges in four phases.
The ministry say improvements will address safety, queuing and delays, and will help improve travel times along Highway 1 and the Lower Lynn Interchanges. In March this year, the ministry shut down Exit 21 A, routing traffic through Exit 22B to service Lillooet Road, Mount Seymour Parkway and Keith Road.