One of the main highway off-ramps serving the eastern portion of the North Shore is set to be closed for more than a month.
Starting Friday June 11 and running until July 13, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will be closing Exit 22B, which connects Highway 1 westbound to Mount Seymour Parkway/Lillooet Road.
The closure is required for road and utility work in the final phases of the $200-million Lower Lynn Improvement Project, according to the ministry.
While the off-ramp is closed, the ministry is recommending two potential detours: Taking the Mountain Highway Exit 21 and turning left to reach Keith Road where drivers can cross the new overpass to Mount Seymour Parkway; or, commuters can get off Highway 1 at Dollarton Highway (Exit 23B) and hang a left at Riverside Drive.
But, just as one door closes, another one opens. Starting on June 10, drivers will be able to access Highway 1 eastbound from the Fern Street on-ramp. That on-ramp has been closed since November of 2020.
The entire project, including a new combined Dollarton Highway plus Main Street on-ramp to Highway 1 West, is on schedule to be finished this fall, according to the ministry.