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New truck climbing lane coming to Langley

A new truck climbing lane will be added to Highway 1 between 232nd and 264th Streets to reduce congestion and increase safety, announced Mary Polak, Minister of Transportation, on Friday at a press conference in Surrey.

This third eastbound lane will provide additional room for transport trucks to merge and travel safely along this stretch of highway, she explained.

The two top crash spots in Langley are at the 232 St. and 264 St. exits.

In addition, as part of this project, the 248th Street overpass will be replaced with a new structure. Work is expected to begin in early 2013 and finish in the spring of 2014. This project was announced locally on Sept. 28.

The total estimated value of the project is $24 million.

In Surrey, the existing 16 Avenue overpass over Highway 99 will be replaced with a new interchange to reduce congestion and improve safety, Polak said. This new interchange will provide better access for South Surrey and Langley residents wanting to get to Highway 99 and across 16 Avenue. This will also improve access to the border, she said.

“These projects will reduce congestion, increase safety and support public transit for families and motorists in Surrey, Langley and Delta," said Polak in her press release.

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