The first phase of construction for the Deltaport truck staging facility, located at the intersection of Highway 17, Highway 17A and Deltaport Way in Delta, starts the week of August 21, 2017.
The facility is designed to address long-standing road safety concerns by alleviating traffic congestion when port destined container truck queues reach more than 15 container trucks in length along the Deltaport Way causeway, which can occur when trucks arrive early for their reservations, or when there is a closure at Deltaport container terminal. The facility will have the capacity to accommodate up to 140 port destined container trucks, including early arrivals and includes a secure vehicle access gate requiring a valid Port Pass, a Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) area for truck safety inspections, a new highway exit ramp to facilitate access from Highway 17 and an additional road entrance ramp to allow traffic access onto Deltaport Way. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will operate the staging area. The project is part of the Deltaport Terminal, Road and Rail Improvement Project (DTRRIP), and is a joint partnership with the Government of Canada (Transport Canada), British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
More information about the project and construction updates can be found here.