Vye Road Overpass and Highway 11 Widening

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The City has partnered with the Provincial and Federal governments to improve traffic flow and address the safety problems in the intersection of Highway 11 & Vye Road and the surrounding area, with funding from the Building Canada Fund.

The project includes widening Highway 11 by extending the Nexus lane 1.3 km down to the US border and building a two-lane overpass on Vye Road, between Highway 11 and Riverside Road to improve traffic congestion in the area. Construction is scheduled to start in 2020 and be completed in 2021.


The City has partnered with the Provincial and Federal governments to improve traffic flow and address the safety problems in the intersection of Highway 11 & Vye Road and the surrounding area, with funding from the Building Canada Fund.

The project includes widening Highway 11 by extending the Nexus lane 1.3 km down to the US border and building a two-lane overpass on Vye Road, between Highway 11 and Riverside Road to improve traffic congestion in the area. Construction is scheduled to start in 2020 and be completed in 2021.


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    Great idea! I'm just curious if the line-ups into the Abbotsford Transfer Station have also been considered with this new traffic model? I have seen it back up at least twice this summer so much so that it starts to impede traffic at the intersection of Hwy 11 and Vye Road.

    bethv Asked 22 days ago

    Thank you for your question. Traffic entering the First Class Transfer Station was not specifically considered in the modelling. However, the number of vehicles that access this property would have been included in the traffic count data used for the project. 

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    Excellent idea! Thanks. We could use the same overpass by Costco for McConnelle Rd., which was promised years ago. Education of the public on how to use roundabouts is a much needed intervention. I've lived in the UK for 7 years and most drivers I see here a clueless.

    scottcalder Asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your comment. The scope of the Vye Road Overpass and Highway 11 Widening project changed previously due to budget constraints and, as a result, the crossing at McConnell Road is no longer included in this project.

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    how will the extension of the Nexus lane affect people who live in Huntingdon?

    Lyndac Asked over 1 year ago

    Accessibility to Huntington will improve as the new extended Nexus lane will be dedicated to Nexus card holders and Huntington traffic, while the through lane will be for general border traffic and access to 4th Avenue. 

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    In my opinion all a roundabout would do is cause stress, accidents and it would inconvenience truckers. I thought they were going to build a overpass at the Vye train tracks. That wait is ridiculous. I know a roundabout would be cheaper to build but it's not going to solve anything.

    susan1 Asked about 1 year ago

    The project includes a road over rail overpass that will eliminate waiting times and in addition to the overpass there will be a roundabout where the overpass ties in with Riverside Road

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    Will there be an accommodation for a safe bike path?

    John Haak Asked about 1 year ago

    Vye Road, from Highway 11 to Riverside Road will have a 1.7m paved shoulder in both directions and a 1.5m sidewalk on the north side. 

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    You can’t seriously be considering putting a round about here!!? With the number of trucks and farm equipment this will be a disaster!

    Bife Asked about 1 year ago

    The roundabout is considered the best option for the Riverside Road/ Vye Road intersection and will be designed to accommodate trucks and farm equipment.

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    At long last an answer to the traffic problems in that area! As a resident on the the 34 block of King Road, can I ask for freight traffic to be made to continue down McCallum to Vye Road instead of coming down King Road? The McCallum/Vye Road junction is less difficult to negotiate than the King/Riverside one. The size and number of trucks using our section has increased over the years, and the King Road/Riverside junction is very tight for semi-trucks, plus with the latest provision for homeless, there are far more pedestrians than ever before.

    John Mason Asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for this question, I will forward your request to the City's Transportation division to respond

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    This area is the most dangerous part of my bicycle commute from Whatcom Rd area to Clearbrook Rd area. Will this new project include a dedicated bike lane through the whole area that doesn't divert bicycle traffic onto sidewalks at any point.

    lbodkin Asked over 1 year ago

    The Vye Road improvements will include paved shoulders. Its not classified as a dedicated bike lane, but you certainly won't have to bike on the sidewalks. 

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    I can see by this diagram the traffic when the train is crossing and when the border crossing is heavy it will plug everything up still. It benefits a bit but overall I would say it does not address the major issues.

    Abbygirl Asked over 1 year ago

    The rail crossing at Vye Road will be eliminated with the construction of the new overpass. The at-grade crossing at 4th Avenue will remain and be upgraded to be inter-connected with the proposed traffic signal at the Sumas Way/4th Avenue intersection. This will not prevent delays when trains are occupying the crossing, but will improve the safety of road users to ensure that the tracks are cleared before the crossing gates close.

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    What about the people who live in Huntingdon. How are we going to access our property during construction and after construction. The border has a constant line up on long weekends which makes it difficult to access our area.

    Madison01 Asked over 1 year ago

    The contractor will not be allowed to work during long weekends and weekends when other major events in Abbotsford will take place. Access to the US Border and Huntington will be maintained during construction. Full road closures along Highway 11 is not foreseen at this stage. 

    Although the majority of the work will be limited to widen Highway 11 on the west side, a couple of road crossings will be required to tie in to existing services. Single lane alternative traffic arrangements will then be implemented.

    When the widening on Highway 11 is completed. there will be a center lane southbound that will serve both the Nexus lane users and Huntington. The curb lane will be to accommodate through traffic to the border and 4th Avenue traffic.