We have built a new, designated port container truck staging area.
The new truck staging facility is located at the intersection of Highway 17, Highway 17A and Deltaport Way in Delta, British Columbia on provincial land. 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.
Trucks making their way to Deltaport previously had to queue on the causeway when arriving early for reservations or during a closure at the Deltaport terminal at the Port of Vancouver.
The facility has 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.
Construction completed: August 2020
The Deltaport truck staging facility is part of a series of projects known as the Deltaport Terminal, Road and Rail Improvement Project (DTRRIP). These projects aim 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.
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.
Construction is mostly complete and the facility is now in operation.
A few finishing touches remain in the area, with any road work limited to the shoulder lane of Hwy 17, east of the staging facility.
August 6, 2020 – Port authority completes construction of the Deltaport Truck Staging Facility
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]
This project is expected to cost $18.3 million and is jointly funded by:
- The Government of Canada (Transport Canada), $6 million
- The Province of British Columbia (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure), $6 million
- The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, $6.3 million