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Closed West Van Highway 1 on-ramp reopens today

It’s been closed for more than eight months for a controversial stormwater project
The Highway 1 on-ramp from Cypress Bowl Road in West Vancouver reopens to drivers on Jan. 27, 2023, after being closed since May 2022 for construction. | Google Earth

After months of construction closures, the westbound on-ramp from Cypress Bowl Road to Highway 1 is reopening today.

The on-ramp, along with the Exit 7 westbound off-ramp to Westmount Road, have been closed since May 2022 to allow crews to tunnel underneath the highway for the Five Creeks Stormwater Flood Protection Project.

The project has been beset by delays while contractors found unanticipated boulders and soft till under the highway, requiring engineers to devise new tunnelling methods. That portion of the work is now complete, according to the District of West Vancouver.

The Exit 7 off-ramp, which serves the Westmount, West Bay and Sherman neighbourhoods, is expected to remain closed until March 1.

The Five Creeks project, which has been controversial in the community, is being done to control stormwater runoff from West Vancouver’s Upper Lands as the area is further developed.

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