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Arterial Roads

Fraser Highway east of 188 Street

Arterial roads are the main arteries for vehicles through and within Surrey. They are primarily intended for through traffic, and have restricted access. Public transit mainly uses arterial roads, and they are important routes for the emergency services.

Arterial roads are usually located every 800 metres (a half-mile) and decrease to 400-metre (quarter-mile) spacing in town centres.

Arterial roads are identified on the Surrey Road Classification Map (R-91).

Arterial road cross-sections

Typical arterial roads in Surrey are planned to ultimately have:

  • 4 travel lanes (2 lanes per direction),
  • Landscaped median,
  • Bike lanes,
  • Grass boulevards with street trees,
  • Sidewalks,
  • Streetlights, and
  • No parking.

Many arterial roads in Surrey currently have only some of these features. These are usually interim arterial roads. These roads will be prioritised for construction to their ultimate standard according to a number of factors, including:

  • Traffic volume,
  • Available property,
  • Anticipated growth,
  • Coordination with other projects, and
  • Funding availability.

Learn which arterial roads are planned for widening in Surrey's 10-Year Servicing Plan.

Non-standard arterial roads

Some arterial roads are planned to be non-standard. Some may ultimately have 6 lanes, some may only have 2 lanes, some may have bus-only lanes, some may have on-street parking, and some may have rapid transit.

Non-standard arterial roads are identified on the Surrey Major Road Allowance Map (PDF. New Window).

Contact us by email at or by telephone at 604-591-4853 if you have any questions or would like more information on arterial roads in Surrey.