It’s a big change for drivers who take the first exit eastbound off the Port Mann Bridge into Surrey.
The right hand exit lane has been blocked off and vehicles looking for the off ramp into Surrey must now get into the left lane to cross over the 152 Street overpass instead.
“This is only a temporary change,” said Max Logan of the TI Corp. “We need to rebuild the eastbound exit.”
Shifting the exit to the left will make room for crews to work for the next six to eight months to reconstruct the southbound exit.
Road lines were repainted, barriers were moved and new signs went up Sunday indicating the change.
The $3.3-billion Highway 1 improvement project includes the construction of the new tolled Port Mann Bridge as well as the widening of the freeway to 10 lanes from Vancouver’s McGill interchange to 216 Street in Langley.
Thirty interchanges and overpasses are being upgraded, replaced or added along the route.