Public Notice

Fraser Surrey Port Lands - Transportation Improvements – Public Comments Invited

June 1, 2022 – Transport Canada must determine whether the proposed Fraser Surrey Port Lands – Transportation Improvements Project, located at Timberland Road - North & South in Surrey, BC is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Transport Canada 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.

Written comments must be submitted by July 1, 2022 to:

Impact Assessment Pacific Region
Transport Canada
Suite 820
800 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2J8

The Proposed Project

The Vancouver Fraser 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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