We are building a new, designated port container truck staging area.
The Deltaport truck staging facility is one in a series of projects known as the Deltaport Terminal, Road and Rail Improvement Project (DTRRIP). DTRRIP aims to improve the movement of containers in and out of Roberts Bank by a capacity of 600,000 twenty-equivalent unit (TEU) containers, to a total of 2.4 million TEUs per year.
Once complete, the Deltaport truck staging facility will improve road safety along Deltaport Way and nearby roadways, reduce port-destined truck queues along Deltaport Way and the Roberts Bank causeway, and result in less engine idling and traffic congestion.
The project is a joint partnership with the Government of Canada (Transport Canada), British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
About the project
The Deltaport truck staging facility is located at the intersection of Highway 17, Highway 17A and Deltaport Way in Delta, British Columbia on provincial land. We have signed a lease with the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for land to construct, operate and maintain the facility.
The facility will address long-standing road safety concerns by alleviating traffic congestion when port-destined container truck queues reach more than 15 container trucks in length along the Roberts Bank causeway which can occur when trucks arrive early for their reservations, or when there is a closure at the Deltaport container terminal.
The facility will have the capacity to accommodate up to 140 trucks, including early arrivals. The project also includes a secure vehicle access gate requiring a valid Port Pass, a Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) area for truck safety inspections, a new highway exit ramp to facilitate access from Highway 17 and an additional road exit to allow traffic access onto Deltaport Way.
The first stage of construction of the Deltaport truck staging facility, which included embankment construction, procurement of sand and gravel, and preloading is complete. Removal of preload commenced in early 2019 and is currently on-going.
The second stage of construction, which includes construction of utilities and paving is scheduled to start in spring 2019 following preload removal. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
What to expect
Key construction activities that travelers in the area may notice are:
- dump trucks on the road to remove preload sand
- work crews on site to install utilities for the new facility operations
- work crews modifying the Highway 17A overpass embankment
August 9, 2017 – Deltaport truck staging facility – alternate cycling map [PDF]
August 9, 2017 – Deltaport truck staging facility – Delta Optimist ad [PDF]
August 8, 2017 – Deltaport truck staging facility – project location map [PDF]