How can I plan my commute?
Visit www.sfprconstruction.com for up-to-date traffic information and construction schedules. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the 24/7 Project information line at 1.855.824.1212.
This line will be staffed with live operators to answer your questions or refer you to the appropriate individual. You can also request to be added to the project database to receive construction and traffic updates by email. To sign up for these updates, please visit the “Sign up for Updates” section of the website (www.sfprconstruction.com).
Our website will also be updated regularly to let people know what work is being scheduled. Additionally, to keep local communities and businesses informed as work progresses, site-specific traffic advisory notices may be mailed directly to your door.
Please watch for electronic message boards and other roadside signs along the highway and adjoining routes which will also provide information about upcoming works
What actions will the contractor take to mitigate construction noise?
Noise impacts from temporary construction activities can be effectively mitigated through:
- Timing of work
- Regular maintenance of construction equipment, including mufflers; and
- Working with communities to address noise issues as they arise.
If you have a noise concern, please contact the SFPR Project team by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone: 1.855.824.1212.
What is SFPR?
Approximately 40km long, SFPR is a new four-lane, 80km/hr route along the south side of the Fraser River from Deltaport Way in southwest Delta to 176th Street (Hwy 15) in Surrey, with connections to Highways 1, 15, 17, 91, 99, and TransLink’s Golden Ears Bridge.
The route will take a significant step towards improving Metro Vancouver’s major road network. It will benefit commuters, the trucking industry and tourists by connecting primary gateway facilities as well as facilitating access to borders, the Tsawwassen ferry terminal and the BC Interior.
SFPR will offer goods movers an efficient transportation corridor, while restoring municipal roads as community connectors by reducing truck and other traffic on municipal road networks in Delta and Surrey, improving quality of life for residents and local businesses.
How will communities and neighbourhoods benefit from SFPR?
- Improved quality of life in residential areas by removing trucks and regional commuter traffic from community streets and putting them back on the highway
- Improved safety by getting trucks off local roads
- Improved access for emergency vehicles
- Restore municipal roads as community connectors by reducing truck traffic on local road networks
- Connections to municipal cycling networks
- Future commercial development land created through clean-up and closure of contaminated landfill areas
How will SFPR affect Burns Bog?
The alignment for SFPR does not directly impact the protected Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area.
There is important wildlife and vegetation in this area and the SFPR alignment has been carefully located in areas adjacent to the Bog to minimize potential impacts; also included in the project are environmental enhancements and wildlife crossings adjacent to the bog.
The SFPR project is committed to providing significant technical and financial resources to support the implementation of the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area management plan.
A comprehensive monitoring program will ensure mitigation measures in the vicinity of Burns Bog are effective over the long term.
Who is constructing the road?
The Fraser Transportation Group (FTG) was selected to deliver the construction phase of the South Fraser Perimeter Road project. FTG includes ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Ledcor Industrial/Mining Group Ltd. as equity partners, and Dragados Canada Inc., Ledcor CMI Ltd., Belpacific Excavating and Shoring Limited Partnership and Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. as the members of the design build contractor.
How do I apply for a job?
When will the SFPR be open to traffic?
The project is anticipated to be open to traffic in two phases:
- 176th Street to 136th Street in Surrey - December 2012
- 136th Street in Surrey to Deltaport Way in Delta - December 2013
How can I find out about traffic information and upcoming construction work?
Who do I contact to have my questions answered?
What will be the speed limit?
The speed limit will be 80km per hour.
How many lanes will it be?
SFPR will be two lanes in each direction separated by grade or median barrier.
Will it be split grade?
SFPR will have a split-grade section. Maps will be posted on this website when available.
Where can I get on and off the completed SFPR?
Driving east from Deltaport Way or north on Highway 17 in southwest Delta, SFPR can be accessed at the Highway 17 Interchange. Continuing east and north, SFPR access points are:
- Highway 99 interchange near 72nd Street in Delta
- Full movement intersections at Tilbury and Sunbury business parks in Delta, with a connection to Highway 91 and Nordel Way east of the Sunbury intersection
- Tannery Road Interchange in Surrey
- Full movement intersection at Bridgeview Drive (130th Street) in Surrey
- 136th Street intersection in Surrey providing access for the industrial area on the north side of SFPR.
- 176th Street/104th Avenue intersection in Surrey and connections to Highway One
Is SFPR just a truck route?
No. The SFPR will be available to the public.
What accommodations are being made for pedestrians/cyclists?
The SFPR will have connections to the local municipal cycling network.
What are you doing to protect the environment?
Table of Commitments and Assurances (TOCA)
The Project team is committed to ensuring that the design, construction and operation of the South Fraser Perimeter Road avoids or minimizes potential environmental impacts. As part of the Environmental Assessment process, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Ministry) produced a Table of Commitments and Assurances (TOCA) that has 144 commitments. This table was developed as a measure to assure stakeholders that key environmental issues would be addressed and managed by the Ministry for its duration. The SFPR project received its Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act, on July 25, 2008. Federal approval was granted on July 29, 2008. As part of the approval, the Ministry provides regular reporting to the Environmental Assessment Office on the status of compliance with the conditions of the EAC and the TOCA.
Compliance with the Table of Commitments and Assurances is regularly assessed and reported on by the Ministry to the Environmental Assessment Office. The Ministry will continue to ensure that environmental commitments and assurances are being met by contractors working on the South Fraser Perimeter Road. The Ministry will also implement a long-term monitoring program to ensure the effectiveness of the program over time.
The SFPR team will be working on over 40 enhancement sites throughout the corridor. Some of those have already been completed or are under way:
- Alex Fraser Tidal Wetland
- Mud Bay Log Removal
- 80th Street Riparian Restoration
- Crescent Slough Riparian Restoration
- Highway 17 Interchange Off-channel Feature
- Highway 91 On-ramp Riparian Restoration
- Briarwood Creek – Tributary Enhancement
- East Bon Accord Ponds
- Manson Canal Tidal Wetland
The SFPR is located adjacent to Burns Bog and outside of the Burns Bog Conservancy protected area, purchased in 2004 by the Province and others. Work continues with the Burns Bog Management Committee to ensure the SFPR work complements the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Management Plan.
Specific measures to protect and restore Burns Bog both during and after construction have been developed in consultation with Metro Vancouver, the Corporation of Delta, the Ministry of Environment, and other agencies and groups. Some measures are:
- Wildlife crossings and fencing
- Protective berms and hedgerows
- Hydrology modeling/water management improvements to protect water quality
- The remediation of portions of historical landfills adjacent to the bog
A long-term monitoring program is also being put in place to ensure a successful implementation.
The SFPR team has been working closely with the Delta Farmers Institute to develop and implement the Agricultural Enhancement Strategy that will improve and extend irrigation and drainage systems, improve road safety and access for farm vehicles and other measures including storm water management and top soil recovery. The irrigation system upgrade will improve the water quantity and quality for more than 15,000 acres in Delta.
The Ministry will implement a long-term monitoring program to ensure the effectiveness of the program over time.