Mountain Highway Underpass Project

Community feedback line:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 604.665.9004

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, in collaboration with Western Stevedoring, the District of North Vancouver, CN and Squamish Nation led a project to improve the roads accessing Lynnterm Terminal in North Vancouver. The Mountain Highway Underpass Project deepened the existing underpass under the rail tracks, which allow the road to accommodate oversized cargo, such as heavy machinery.

This project enhances the movement of trade-related cargo through Greater Vancouver, while improving mobility and safety, protecting the environment, and alleviating the community impacts of growing trade. Construction began in February 2021 and achieved completion in November 2021.

The project included:

  • Realignment of approximately 250 metres of Dominion Street to enable the expansion of the Lynnterm Terminal (completed in December 2019)
  • Improvements to the road and sidewalk to enhance pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicle access to properties in the area, including a major waterfront park
  • Lowering of the northbound lane of Mountain Highway by approximately one metre to provide space for oversized cargo to pass under the existing CN rail bridge
  • Building a new two metre wide sidewalk on the west side of Mountain Highway, between Dominion Street and Bay Street, leading into Lynnterm Terminal’s east gate

Project benefits

The port authority has a positive track record of delivering high-quality projects based on best practice in sustainability, environmental protection, and engagement.

Benefits of this project include:

Improved public safety by reducing the risk of collisions between trains, pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. More reliable commutes by removing rail crossing delays.
Better emergency response for first responders to get to incidents faster and more easily. Reduced congestion by improving mobility for local residents and more efficient goods movement.
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption by eliminating vehicle wait times at train crossings. Increased job opportunities by growing trade.

Funding partners

This project was funded by the Government of Canada through the National Trade Corridors Fund. Part of Greater Vancouver Gateway 2030.