A road sign that reads "Fraser Highway Widening: SkyTrain Early Works"

The City plans to widen Fraser Highway from 148 Street to George Junction in phases.

Project Description

As part of Advanced Works to prepare for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain project, the City will be widening Fraser Highway from 148 Street to George Junction. The improvements include two lanes of travel in each direction, enhanced culverts for fish and wildlife passage and expanded multi-use paths for cyclists and pedestrians to align with SkyTrain.

Project Benefits

Fraser Highway is part of TransLink’s Major Road Network (MRN), a key corridor for the movement of people and goods for the region.  This segment of Fraser Highway is currently one of the busiest two-lane roads in Surrey and Metro Vancouver with approximately 28,000 vehicles per weekday.

With Surrey continuing to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the lower mainland, more and more residents will rely on Surrey’s roads and transportation system to get around. Traffic modeling shows that even with SkyTrain, the need for four lanes is required by 2035 due to the growth and future density along the corridor.

This project will achieve the following benefits:

  • Safer cycling/walking paths integrated with the SkyTrain alignment and stations.
  • Reduced traffic congestion, delays and idling.
  • Increased road capacity to meet future growth. Four vehicle lanes will provide a capacity of 45,000 vehicles per day to meet the City’s long-term horizon.
  • Improved wildlife culvert crossings and habitat enhancements. 

Project Design

The City has worked closely with the Province to develop an optimal road design that minimizes impacts to the environment while integrating with planned SkyTrain alignment. The City significantly reduced its 4-lane cross section to reduce the road footprint. The customized design includes the following improvements:

  • Two lanes of travel in each direction (the additional roads will be built within the road allowance, not in the Green Timbers Heritage Forest)
  • Multi-use paths for cyclists and pedestrians paths (within the existing road allowance)
  • Extruded concrete curbs
  • New fish passable culverts and integrated wildlife crossings
  • Enhancements to the natural habitat 
  • Adjustable wildlife-friendly street lighting   
  • Traffic signals

The project is following the regulatory environmental permitting process. 

Project Timeline

Phase 1: Fraser Highway widening from east of 96 Avenue to 148 Street was substantially completed in fall/winter 2021 and is anticipated to be fully completed by spring/summer 2022.

Phase 2: Construction of road widening from George Junction to east of 96 Avenue will commence in spring 2022 and is anticipated to be complete by fall/winter of 2022.

Resources

Contacts

Design & Construction Division: 604-591-4253 or EngWebmail@surrey.ca.