BC government has awarded $110,000 contract to Parsons Inc. to identify future improvements to the Upper Level Highway.
The study is part of a long-term plan for the section of Highway 1 between Lynn Valley Road and the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, a key east-west route for North Shore residents.
“This study will identify potential future improvements to the Upper Levels Highway that connects people to ferries, the Sea to Sky Highway, work and school, and the many recreational activities this region has to offer,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
The scope of work includes assessing current and future performance of the route, predicting travel demand to the year 2050, and evaluating what improvements can be made. The study will provide options on highway upgrades, along with opportunities to boost travel by transit and incorporate active transportation.
“Determining the next steps for Highway 1 builds on the work we’re doing now to ensure access and mobility on the North Shore into the future,” said Bowinn Ma, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale.