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Port Coquitlam/Coquitlam Traffic Pattern Changes

Blog by Rod & Rhea Hayes | January 8th, 2012

Work on the Port Mann/Highway 1 improvement project will continue to require motorists’ patience over the next two weeks. Traffic pattern changes have been announced for the area of United Boulevard and the Mary Hill Bypass, with 20-minute stoppages and lane closures between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily to allow crews to continue work on the bridge. The PMH1 project is changing shape daily and the project passed the halfway mark in August. The Cape Horn interchange alone will see the development of 15 new or rebuilt overpasses and underpasses. In an interview with Black Press​, project spokesperson Pam Ryan said the new 10-lane Port Mann Bridge is scheduled to open next winter, likely December 2012, and the $3.3-billion project is on schedule and on budget. Even though the bridge will initially open with eight lanes (four in each direction), Ryan said “that basically doubles capacity on opening day.” When the bridge opens, drivers will pay about $3 per car to cross, with larger vehicles paying more. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com