The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is leading road and rail improvements within the Fraser Surrey Port Lands to alleviate traffic congestion and rail crossing delays, and improve the ability of port tenants to move trade.
Our goal is to enable safe and efficient goods movement by improving use of the area for port users and mitigating the impacts of growing trade on local communities. These changes will improve safety, security, and vehicle access by creating more reliable travel times, security oversight, and better emergency response access.
The project includes:
- Creation of a Timberland Road (south) route for traffic to travel through the Fraser Surrey Port Lands
- Conversion of the Timberland three-way intersection to a standard four-way intersection
- Implementation of vehicle access control system (VACS) gates
- Upgrades to all at-grade railway crossings to meet federal standards (seven crossings)
- Implementation of street lighting, relocation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, and integration of camera feeds into the port authority’s operations centre
The port authority consults with Indigenous groups, municipalities, and other stakeholders to undertake technical studies and engagement, advance project design, and plan for project construction.
The port authority has a strong track record of delivering high-quality projects based on best practices in environmental sustainability, environmental protection, and community engagement. The project is a priority for tenants within the Fraser Surrey Port Lands area, including DP World – Fraser Surrey, off-dock container logistics, and warehouse tenants. Anticipated benefits of the project include:
The below timeline shows historical events as well as the project’s expected timeline.
- 2019 – Project submitted to the National Trade Corridors Fund for Funding
- 2019-2020 – Preliminary design and project definition report
- March 2021 – Detailed design begins
- Fall 2021 – Construction to begin
- October 2022 – Project completion
Timelines are subject to change
We acknowledge that while port-related developments provide local, regional, and national benefits, they may also have potential impacts on those who live, work, or operate in and around port areas.
Our approach to public consultation is based on two-way communication and open dialogue, working together to ensure the community, the environment, and the economy are all considered during project planning.
This project is funded by the Government of Canada through the National Trade Corridors Fund and the port authority.
Part of Greater Vancouver Gateway 2030