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Lougheed traffic changes expected this weekend

Commuters traveling through the Highway 1 corridor in Coquitlam will notice significant changes along the route, starting March 30.

Commuters traveling through the Highway 1 corridor in Coquitlam will notice significant changes along the route, starting March 30.

A new overpass will permanently re-route Lougheed Highway eastbound traffic between Schoolhouse Street and the Cape Horn interchange to the south side of Highway 1. Motorists now have a direct connection to the eastbound freeway from the Lougheed Highway.

Also, the Highway 1 exit to the Lougheed Highway, United Boulevard and the Mary Hill Bypass will be permanently shifted two kilometres west of its current location.

While there is still more work to be done on the overpass the new configuration will be similar to what the final alignment for the area will look like when the project is complete.

In order to avoid congestion and maintain traffic flow, drivers are being asked to watch for and obey all new directional signs and merge at the appropriate time. Traffic fines are double in construction zones.

For more information about the reconstruction of the Cape Horn Interchange go to www.pmh1project.com or email info@pmh1project.com.