New 80th Street Off-ramp is Officially Open
May 20, 2014
This morning, Mayor Lois E. Jackson, Council and Delta staff joined representatives from the Government of British Columbia to celebrate the opening of the new 80th Street off-ramp in Delta.
The off-ramp is a much anticipated infrastructure enhancement that will reduce congestion along the Highway 99 corridor, improving local access and safety for motorists. It connects motorists travelling southbound on Highway 99 to Ladner Trunk Road at 80th Street, and increases access to Boundary Bay Airport and the new industrial park.
The $10 million project, which began in 2013, was funded by equal contributions (50% each) from the Government of British Columbia and the Corporation of Delta.
The second phase of the project is scheduled for completion in fall 2014, and includes a lengthened acceleration lane under the Ladner Trunk Road overpass, as well as the widening of Ladner Trunk Road to four lanes through the Hornby Drive intersection.
"The new 80th Street off-ramp will provide enhanced access to the burgeoning industrial lands and 900,000 square-foot Dayhu Commercial Centre at Boundary Bay Industrial Park. By working in collaboration with the Province, we are advancing projects that support the improved movement of people and goods while strengthening our local and regional economy," said Mayor Lois E. Jackson.