Be careful when driving in & out of Coquitlam via Hwy 1
Beginning Friday, March 30th (weather dependent), drivers on Lougheed Highway and Highway 1 will see a significant traffic pattern change between Schoolhouse Street and the Cape Horn Interchange.
What to expect:
Lougheed Highway eastbound - between Schoolhouse Street and the Cape Horn Interchange -will be permanently rerouted to the south side of Highway 1 (shown in blue on the map) via a new overpass. Drivers should stay in the right lane.
Lougheed Highway traffic travelling to Highway 1 eastbound should stay in the left lane and will have a direct connection to Highway 1 (shown in red on the map). Traffic will be barrier separated from traffic continuing to Lougheed Highway eastbound.
The Highway 1 exit to Lougheed Highway, United Boulevard, and the Mary Hill Bypass (Exit 44) will be permanently shifted two kilometres west of its current location. Drivers exiting to these routes must follow signs and remain in the right hand lanes. Drivers will merge with Lougheed Highway eastbound lanes before accessing the Cape Horn Interchange (shown in green on the map).
When complete, this overpass will provide simpler and more direct connections between Lougheed Highway and Highway 1.
In order to avoid congestion and to maintain safe traffic flow, drivers are asked to watch for and obey all new directional signs, and merge at the appropriate time. Please obey all posted construction speeds and allow for safe and courteous merging. Traffic fines double in construction zones.
For more information about the reconstruction of the Cape Horn Interchange, please visit the “In Your Community” page of the project website at www.pmh1project.com.
Please click on the following link for a detailed instructional video related to the traffic pattern
change: Traffic Pattern Changes