The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) retained Binnie as Owner’s Engineer to provide development, design, and construction oversight for the Highway 91/17 Upgrade Project. Highway 91 and Highway 17 are connected by the Highway 91 Connector (Highway 91C) and, operate as a single traffic system due to their geographical proximity. The current intersections on the Highway 91C traffic system result in a major capacity constraint for the Highway 17/South Fraser Perimeter Road and Highway 91/Alex Fraser Bridge corridors. This is particularly true for goods movement traffic travelling to/from the Roberts Bank Container Terminal and the Fraser Surrey Docks.
As Owner’s Engineer, Binnie is directly responsible for leading all activities during the project’s development, procurement, and implementation phases. This includes preparing a multi-disciplinary Reference Concept design during the development phase, technical specifications during the procurement phase, and design and construction oversight during the implementation phase.
Binnie staff also led a large multi-disciplinary team comprised of Structural, Geotechnical, ITS/Electrical, Environmental, Communications, and various other engineering and specialist sub-consultants. Throughout the project, Binnie was actively involved in negotiations and liaisons with stakeholders, which include the Port Authority, City of Delta, First Nations, Utility Providers, Environmental Agencies, and many others.
The Highway 91/17 and Deltaport Way Upgrade Project combines improvements to existing Highway 91, Highway 17, Highway 91 Connector and Deltaport Way to improve travel safety and efficiency.
Key elements of the project include:
Improvements to the Highway 91/Nordel Way Interchange.
Replacement of the Highway 91C/Nordel Way/Weigh Scale intersection with a grade-separated facility providing free-flow movements on Highway 91C.
The replacement of Highway 17/Highway 91C/River Road intersection with a free flow interchange for the Highway 17/Highway 91C traffic movements and a mini-interchange for the Highway 17/River Road traffic movements.
When completed, the project will replace at-grade crossings with grade separated interchanges along with other improvements to improve travel time and reliability through Delta, improve traffic safety for goods movers and the travelling public and support community and economic development.