Highway 91/17 Upgrade Project — River Road, Weigh Scale, & Nordel Interchange Traffic Notifications

Posted on Mon, 2022-03-07 15:35

The Highway 91/17 Upgrade Project is underway and is designed to improve travel safety, reliability and efficiency on Highway 91, Highway 17 and the Highway 91 Connector in Delta, BC.

Construction-related activities for this Project include utility relocations, pile drilling/driving activities, girder installations required for the construction of several bridges/overpasses, and the installation of overhead directional signage. Embankment work, building retaining walls, and general roadwork activities such as aggregate base, asphalt and barrier placement, line painting and other activities are also underway.  

Construction activities will take place during the day when feasible.  To ensure the safety of the travelling public, however, some work is required to take place at night when traffic volumes are lower. Road users are requested to please use caution while travelling in these areas, and obey road and construction signs, posted speed limits and traffic control personnel.   

The work plan is subject to change based on changing road and weather conditions and necessary changes to the Project construction schedule. Follow DriveBC for the latest traffic information.  

To note: Please be prepared for a nighttime full closure of Highway 91 in both directions (northbound and southbound) between 72 Avenue and the Highway 91 southbound offramp to Nordel Way. This closure is required to transport bridge girders for the future interchange of Highway 91 and Nordel Way. 

  • Work is anticipated to take place in spring 2022.  

  • More detail on the work schedule and detour routes will be provided once available. 


Please be advised of the following activities in these key locations:

Highway 91C/Highway 17  

Bridge construction over Highway 17 adjacent to the intersection of Highway 91C and Highway 17 is has begun and is scheduled to be completed in July 2022. The columns for the east side of the new structure have been poured and work is underway to construct the abutment walls on both sides of the future bridge.

  • Highway 91 Connecter eastbound lane shift from the Highway 17/91C intersection expected to be in place on March 7, 2022. Access to the Highway 91 Connector (eastbound lanes only) will be permanently shifted north by approximately 20m from the existing roadway at this location. Please view Map A for details. 

  • Temporary shift on Highway 91C westbound is in effect to access 96 Street, River Road and Highway 17 westbound. Please note, the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 91C are temporarily split, with an active work zone in the middle.

  • Intermittent nighttime lane closures on Highway 91C (eastbound/westbound) are ongoing through spring 2022, scheduled on Sunday through Friday, from approximately 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and Saturday from approximately 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Temporary lane shift of Highway 91C between Highway 17 and Nordel Way through to fall 2022. The posted speed limit is reduced from 60 km/h to 50 km/h.

  • Temporary lane closures and minor stoppages on Highway 17 and Highway 91C (eastbound/westbound), intermittent until winter 2022. Lane closures and minor stoppages are scheduled on Sunday through Friday, from approximately 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and Saturday from approximately 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Permanent closure of 96 Street south of the BNSF Railway Crossing

    • 96 Street south of the BNSF Railway Crossing is permanently closed to traffic to allow for construction of the new interchange at Highway 17 and Highway 91 Connector. 96 Street, north of the BNSF railway, remains open for local traffic. A new cul-de-sac will be installed by summer 2022 south of the BNSF railway.  


Map A: New lane shift on Highway 91 Connector (eastbound):