Community consultation

Community consultation has been integral to the PMH1 Improvement Project from its earliest stages. Since 2006, project staff have met with more than 4,500 community members, hosted over 30 open houses and more than 100 stakeholder meetings, and heard from thousands of people via the website.

Consultation participants have provided input on a variety of topics, including the design of the project, traffic management plans, tolling, how to minimize the impact of construction and what they’d like to see in terms of noise reduction measures and landscaping.

We notify the community and other stakeholders whenever we are hosting a consultation session or asking for input on the project. This includes posting notices on the website, advertisements in the community newspaper and information mailed to local area residents and businesses as appropriate.

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During the planning stages of the project, a number of community consultation programs were held along the corridor to provide an opportunity for input from residents. Please visit the specific community consultation areas listed below for the Consultation Summary Reports for each area.

Vancouver/Burnaby

Lakefield Drive local area consultation

Between March 27 and April 10, 2013, TI Corp undertook consultation with residents along a section of Lakefield Drive in Burnaby, adjacent to Highway 1. The purpose of this consultation was to provide local area residents with current information about Port Mann/Highway 1 improvements and to consult on a proposed noise wall to be constructed in this area. For more information, see the Consultation Summary Report.

Claude Avenue to Donovan Avenue local area consultation

Between February 13 and March 1, 2013, TI Corp undertook consultation with residents along a section of Claude, Wilton and Donovan Avenues in Burnaby, adjacent to Highway 1. The purpose of this consultation was to provide local area residents with information about Port Mann/Highway 1 improvements and to consult on noise walls to be constructed in this area. For more information, see the Consultation Summary Report.

In April 2013, TI Corp undertook follow-up consultation with a select group of residents in the western section of this area to discuss an alternate wall option based on feedback received. Based on this additional input, TI Corp made plans to construct a noise wall along the north side of a widened Wilton trail. For more information, see the Western section follow-up consideration package.

Douglas Road to Sprott Street local area consultation

Between August 19 and September 23, 2011, consultation took place for residents of the Douglas Road to Sprott Street area in Burnaby, adjacent to Highway 1. The purpose of this consultation was to provide local area residents with information about Port Mann/Highway 1 improvements and to consult on design features such as noise walls and finishing options. For more information, see the Consultation Summary Report?.

Government Street transit ramps local area consultation and public information session

Between June 15 and 22, 2011, consultation took place on plans for new Government Street transit ramps to and from Highway 1 as part of the Port Mann/Highway 1 (PMH1) Improvement Project, as well as long-term noise reduction plans for this area. For more information, see the Consultation Summary Report?.

The Input Considerations Memo details TI Corp’s response to items raised during the consultation. For more information, see the Input Considerations Memo?.

Grandview Highway/Boundary Road local area open house

From February 8, 2011 to February 21, 2011, a local area consultation was held for the Grandview Highway and Boundary Road area of Burnaby. The purpose of this consultation was to provide local area residents with current information about Port Mann/Highway 1 improvements and to consult on design features such as noise walls and finishing options. For more information, see the Consultation Summary Report.

Manor Street – local area consultation

From October 28 to November 4, 2009, local area consultation was held for Manor Street between Wayburne Drive and Douglas Road in Burnaby. The purpose was to provide local area residents with current information about PMH1 improvements and to consult on design features such as noise walls and landscaping options. For more information, see the Consultation Summary Report.


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Coquitlam/Cape Horn

During construction, the Port Mann/Highway 1 (PMH1) Improvement Project had an ongoing community relations program to ensure that residents, municipalities and other key stakeholders were informed of construction and project activities. In the Coquitlam/Cape Horn region, the PMH1 project held three community consultation sessions. PMH1 representatives also regularly attended local events to provide information to project stakeholders. Information from on the consultations can be found below.

Brunette Avenue to North Road local area consultation

From September 16, 2010 to September 30, 2010, a local area consultation was held for Brunette Avenue to North Road residents along Highway 1 in Coquitlam. The purpose was to provide local residents with current information about PMH1 improvements and to consult on design features such as noise walls and finishing options. For more information, see the Consultation Summary Report.

The Input Considerations Memo details TI Corp’s response to items raised during the consultation. For more information, see the Input Considerations Memo.

Cape Horn Interchange improvements open house

On May 18, 2010, an open house was held for members of the public to hear more about the new Cape Horn Interchange, a part of the PMH1 Improvement Project. For more information, see the Open House Summary Report.

Cape Horn – local area consultation

From January 28 to February 4, 2010, local area consultation was held for Cape Horn residents in Coquitlam. The purpose was to provide local area residents with current information about PMH1 improvements and to consult on design features such as noise walls, berms and landscaping options. For more information, see the Consultation Summary Report.

Colony Farm Tidal Flow Restoration and Habitat Enhancement Project – open house

The Colony Farm Tidal Flow Restoration and Habitat Enhancement Project was a part of the PMH1 Improvement Project and the work included habitat and water management improvements at Wilson Farm, and the area within Colony Farm Regional Park. Extensive consultation took place over a two-year period, which provided important input that was used to refine the proposed design for tidal flow restoration and habitat improvements at Wilson Farm. Consultation for the project started in March 2008 and included multiple stakeholder groups as well as the public. For more information, see the Consultation Summary Report and Appendices.


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Surrey/Langley

Surrey Bend Habitat Enhancement Project

Community consultation was held in February 2013 regarding habitat and environmental enhancements proposed by Transportation Investment Corporation at Surrey Bend Regional Park. The goal of the project was to build new tidal sloughs and enhance existing ones, improve fish and wildlife habitat and enhance biodiversity in the park. An open house was held on February 19, 2013 to provide an opportunity for the public to learn more and provide feedback. For more information, see the Consultation Summary Reportand Appendices.

202 Street Park & Ride and Transit Exchange public information session

On March 8, 2011, a public information session was held to provide local area residents with information on the new 202 Street Park & Ride and Transit Exchange, constructed concurrently with the PMH1 Improvement project. This information session included display boards depicting designs of the Park & Ride, and changes in traffic patterns and access between 86 Avenue, Highway 1 and 88 Avenue for HOV and transit vehicles, as well as rapid bus transit plans and potential changes to local bus routes. For more information, see the Information Session Summary Report.

Fraser Heights East – local area consultation

From October 21, 2010 to November 5, 2010, a local area consultation was held for the Fraser Heights East area of Surrey. The purpose of this consultation was to provide local area residents with current information about Port Mann/Highway 1 improvements and to consult on design features such as noise walls and finishing options. For more information, see the Consultation Summary Report.

Birdland/Guildford (including Robin Crescent, Pheasant Drive, Hummingbird Place, Flamingo Place and 152 Street to 108 Avenue) local area consultation

From March 24, 2010 to March 31, 2010, a local area consultation was held for Birdland/Guildford residents along Highway 1 in Surrey. The purpose was to provide local residents with current information about PMH1 improvements and to consult on design features such as noise walls and finishing options. For more information, see the Consultation Summary Report.

The Input Considerations Memo details TI Corp’s response to items raised during the consultation. For more information, see the Input Considerations Memo.

Fraser Heights West – local area consultation

From December 9 to December 16, 2009, local area consultation was held for the Fraser Heights West area of Surrey. The purpose was to provide local area residents with current information about Port Mann/Highway 1 improvements and to consult on design features such as noise walls and landscaping options. For more information, see the Consultation Summary Report.

Birdland – local area consultation

From September 10 to 17, 2009, local area consultation was held for the Birdland area of Surrey. The purpose was to consult with local residents on design features such as retaining wall finishes and landscaping options. For more information, see the Consultation Summary Report.


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