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New Glover Road overpass takes shape

Traffic diversions announced as crews install girders overnight

Crews have begun installing girders over Highway One for the new Glover Road overpass, forcing overnight road shutdowns.

Work began last week on Thursday, Sept. 14, and was expected to continue until Sunday, Sept 24.

A traffic advisory issued by the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure warned drivers to expect overnight delays due to lane closures.

All lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway westbound between 232nd Street and 216th Street were to be closed overnight from Thursday, Sept. 21, until Sunday, Sept. 24.

During the overnight closures, westbound traffic will be diverted to one of the eastbound lanes, which means traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction through the project site during the following times:

Thursday, from 8:30 p.m. until 5 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 8:30 p.m. until 8 a.m., and Sunday, from 8:30 p.m. until 5 a.m.

A reduced speed limited of 60 km/h will be in place.

Drivers are being asked to use caution, obey signage and traffic-control personnel, and watch for roadside workers.

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Part of the Fraser Valley Highway 1 Corridor Improvement Program, the $19.5-million overpass replacement is part of a wider project to widen Highway One to six lanes all the way from 216th Street to 264th Street. The extra lanes will be HOV/electric vehicle lanes.

Built in the 1960s, the original Glover crossing was lower than other nearby overpasses, and truck drivers who failed to check their clearances in advance have repeatedly smashed into the structure, usually heading east, forcing partial closures of the overpass to make repairs.

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