The Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (aka Translink) decided earlier today to commit funds to proceed with in-depth planning, engineering and environmental work for a proposed new crossing of the Fraser River. The crossing would connect Maple Ridge on the north shore to Langley and Surrey on the south shore.
Preliminary studies have produced two options. One is a high level bridge and connecting access routes linking the Lougheed Highway to the Trans Canada Highway. The other is a combination tunnel and bridge in a slightly different route that would cross Barnston Island but provide a similar connection between the north and south shore of the river.
More details including links to technical reports are available from the Translink website at www.translink.bc.ca/frasercrossing/.