Public Notice 

Fraser Surrey Port Lands - Transportation Improvements – Public Comments Invited 

June 16, 2021 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Fraser Surrey Port Lands - Transportation Improvements, located at Timberland Road - North & South, Surrey is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by July 15, 2021.  

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website. In addition, your contact information may be shared with third parties, e.g., the tenant, other relevant agencies, to help respond to your questions and inform possible mitigations.

Written comments must be submitted by July 15, 2021 to: 

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Project and Environmental Review 
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place 
Vancouver, B.C. Canada  V6C 3T4 

The Proposed Project 

The port authority is proposing to conduct road and rail improvements within the Fraser Surrey Port Lands area of Surrey to alleviate traffic congestion and rail crossing delays, and improve the ability of port tenants to move trade. The purpose is to enable safe and efficient goods movement by improving use of the area for port users and mitigating the impacts of growing trade on local communities. The project includes: 

  • Realignment, rehabilitation and regrading of the Robson Road–Timberland Road corridor; 
  • Construction of the Timberland Road South extension, creating a route for traffic to travel through the Fraser Surrey Port Lands (approximately 840 metres long); 
  • Converting the Timberland Road three-way intersection, at Tannery Road to a standard four-way intersection; 
  • Changes to inbound container truck movements to eliminate obstructions to other road users through construction of a 300 metre-long truck queuing lane, implementation of two Vehicle Access Control System (VACS) gates, and an electronic queue management system; 
  • Upgrading six at-grade railway crossings, construction of one new at-grade rail crossing and the removal of two at-grade rail crossings; and 
  • Adding street lighting, relocating closed-circuit television cameras, and integrating camera feeds into the port authority's operations centre. 

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