Fraser Highway Improvements

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Fraser Highway connects the City of Abbotsford to the Township of Langley and beyond. In recent years, the traffic volumes along Fraser Highway have risen to over 30,000 vehicles per day. This project will help reduce traffic congestion and enhance public safety on Fraser Highway, between Mt. Lehman Road and Station Road and aligns with the City’s strategic goal to improve transportation throughout the City.

The project is currently in Phase 1 of three phases of improvements planned for Fraser Highway.

Phase 1 Improvements:

  • Intersection upgrades at Fraser Highway and Lefeuvre Road, Bradner Road, Ross Road and Stevens Street.
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Fraser Highway connects the City of Abbotsford to the Township of Langley and beyond. In recent years, the traffic volumes along Fraser Highway have risen to over 30,000 vehicles per day. This project will help reduce traffic congestion and enhance public safety on Fraser Highway, between Mt. Lehman Road and Station Road and aligns with the City’s strategic goal to improve transportation throughout the City.

The project is currently in Phase 1 of three phases of improvements planned for Fraser Highway.

Phase 1 Improvements:

  • Intersection upgrades at Fraser Highway and Lefeuvre Road, Bradner Road, Ross Road and Stevens Street.
  • Road widening to include center-left turn lanes at strategic locations.
  • Phase 1 construction will provide traffic improvements through to the year 2025. Phases 2 and 3 are long-term improvements, planned between the years 2025 and 2030.

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    Fraser Highway should have been a 4-6 lane highway 40 years ago. Why is the widening not including 2-4 additional traffic lanes? Just allowing for turning lanes at intersections is NOT ENOUGH.

    MLZINK asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The improvements along Fraser Highway are being phased. The upcoming Phase 1 improvements are planned to be followed by Phase 2 and Phase 3, which include widening of Fraser Highway to its ultimate configuration.

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    Fraser Hwy does have traffic volume to justify widening, however the existing two lane road never fails to provide traffic to the intersection at Mt Lehman Rd. Adding supply capacity, while the intersection is already unable to handle the traffic arriving there can't reduce congestion. A 60kmh speed limit is sensible, and traffic frequently operates well below this. Making safety improvements including left turn lanes is a good call. Another good idea would be to plan for this as a rapid transit corridor, and working with BCT & Translink to combine the 503 & 21 bus service providing frequent and express bus service from High Street to Langley center to meet the future Skytrain expansion. The bus could operate in a dedicated center bus only counter-flow lane through Abbotsford. Fraser Highway can not be widened through Aldergrove and expanding car capacity beyond there can not address that bottleneck. Smarter transportation choices must prevail.

    Jim asked 5 months ago

    Further expansion work along Fraser Highway in the future will look towards providing improved transit connections along this corridor along with with the Provincial government's plans to improve mobility and accessibility along the Highway 1 corridor.

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    Fraser highway and Mt Lehman interchange is a massive chokepoint. We need more methods of crossing over highway 1 safely and moving traffic north and south. are there plans to add additional north south highway crossings to help with this problem?

    Nick asked 7 months ago

    The Provincial government recently announced a new planning study currently underway for improvements to the section of Highway 1 from 264 Street to the Whatcom Interchange. Mt. Lehman Road and the interchange falls under the jurisdiction of the Province. The City will work with the Province in coming years to improve this interchange. Capacity improvements along the Mt. Lehman Road corridor north of the Fraser Highway will begin later this year through redevelopment projects along the Mt. Lehman Road corridor.

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    I travel this road every day and left-turn lanes will not have any impact on most of this lane of road. Please, do not wait to install four lanes. This road needs to be four lanes now; it can't wait 10 years. Is this plan set in stone or is it possible that it will be able to be amended and instead of bike lanes and turn lanes, we could have two driving lanes each way in phase 1? Bike lanes and turn lanes could be the next phase.

    lolo asked over 1 year ago

    Based on engineering traffic models which form the basis for the planned Fraser Highway improvements, turning vehicles along the corridor at driveway accesses and intersections act as bottlenecks under the existing lane configuration. To deal with this, Phase 1 includes left turn lanes to improve the free-flow capacity of Fraser Highway between intersections, and to prevent spillback of traffic onto through-lanes at intersections. Bike lanes already exist on Fraser Highway and are being maintained with safety improvements. Road widening to four lanes is planned as part of Phase 2 and Phase 3.


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    After reviewing Phase 1 of the Fraser Highway improvements, it would seem that this is a very short-sighted project. Constituents want four lanes, but instead will be receiving bike lanes (and a lower speed limit!), paid for with 7 million dollars in taxpayer money. Wouldn't it make more sense to secure funding and complete the entire project in a few years, rather than wasting millions doing, re-doing, and then re-re-doing it over the next decade?

    JeezieB asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. Phase 1 improvements should provide acceptable traffic operations through to the year 2025, based on the traffic study completed for Fraser Highway. Consistency between Phase 1 improvements and subsequent improvements is an important consideration. Major works (e.g. large retaining walls) in Phase 1 are being planned considering the subsequent ultimate road widening to four lanes in Phase 2 and 3.  


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    Why are we waiting for Phase 2 & 3 (years 2025 to 2030) to have Abbotsford’s section of Fraser Hwy go to 4 lanes? This roadway is already super congested to date & thoughts are this projection is too far out. I’d like to hear the city’s thoughts on this.

    cmklasn asked almost 2 years ago

    The traffic model developed for the Fraser Highway Corridor placed the implementation of Phase 2 and 3 at the years 2025 and 2030, respectively. Phase 1 improvements are intended to reduce traffic congestion through to the year 2025. Over the medium and long-term, Phase 2 and 3 improvements will include widening the full extent of Fraser Highway within Abbotsford to four lanes. Given the costs associated with widening to four lanes, financial support will be pursued from senior levels of government to complete Phase 2 and 3.


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    We all know road widening will not keep up with demand, why isn't Abbotsford looking seriously at the Inter Urban as a form of transit?

    SFCRS asked almost 2 years ago

    Fraser Highway serves as a regional and local connection that many in our community rely on for travel, goods movement, transit, and carries 30,000 vehicles per day. Phase 1 of this project has the goal to improve the efficiency and safety of those who do chose to use Fraser Highway for their trip; this project is not being undertaken in lieu of developing other modes of transportation. The City believes that it is important for our community, region and province to continue to develop transportation options for residents in the Fraser Valley.  

    Should you have any questions or comments regarding the Fraser Highway Improvements project, please feel free to let us know.


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    Will there be a left turn light installed at Fraser Highway and Lefeuvre Rd.

    Tine asked almost 2 years ago

    Yes, a left-turn signal is planned for traffic turning from Fraser Highway onto Lefeuvre Road.

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    Will the Fraser highway be four lanes to motor vehicle traffic ?

    KellyDavis asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question. The final widening of Fraser Highway to four lanes between Mt. Lehman Road and Station Road is planned to occur during Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the project.

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    Why would you put bicycle lanes near heavy travelled main arteries , near so much carbon dioxide ?

    KellyDavis asked almost 2 years ago

    Fraser Highway is designated in the City’s Transportation and Transit Master Plan as a cycling corridor, and Phase 1 will provide interim improvements to the existing bike lanes along the corridor. Phases 2 and 3 of the project will develop the final widening of Fraser Highway, and will consider protected or separated bicycle facilities.