DELTA – The government of British Columbia and the Corporation of Delta are partnering on $7 million worth of upgrades to roads along the Highway 99 corridor to improve safety and access for motorists, and reduce congestion on both sides of the highway.

A new 80th Street off-ramp will be constructed to connect motorists travelling on Highway 99 southbound to Ladner Trunk Road at 80th Street. The new off-ramp to 80th Street will increase access to areas south of Highway 99.

At the Matthews Interchange, where Ladner Trunk Road crosses Highway 99, the safety of motorists merging onto Highway 99 northbound will be enhanced with an improved acceleration lane.

The intersections of Ladner Trunk Road and Hornby Drive (south of Highway 99) and Ladner Trunk Road and 96th Street (north of Highway 99) will also be widened to four lanes to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion in the area.

Engineering and design work is currently underway. Construction is expected to begin in early 2013 and finish by spring 2014.