Fraser Surrey Port Lands - Transportation Improvements

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is proposing to conduct road and rail improvements within the Fraser Surrey Port Lands area of Surrey to alleviate traffic congestion and rail crossing delays, and improve the ability of port tenants to move trade. The purpose is to enable safe and efficient goods movement by improving use of the area for port users and mitigating the impacts of growing trade on local communities. The project includes: 

  • Realignment, rehabilitation and regrading of the Robson Road–Timberland Road corridor; 
  • Construction of the Timberland Road South extension, creating a route for traffic to travel through the Fraser Surrey Port Lands (approximately 840 metres long); 
  • Converting the Timberland Road three-way intersection, at Tannery Road to a standard four-way intersection; 
  • Changes to inbound container truck movements to eliminate obstructions to other road users through construction of a 300 metre-long truck queuing lane, implementation of two Vehicle Access Control System (VACS) gates, and an electronic queue management system; 
  • Upgrading six at-grade railway crossings, construction of one new at-grade rail crossing and the removal of two at-grade rail crossings; and 
  • Adding street lighting, relocating closed-circuit television cameras, and integrating camera feeds into the port authority's operations centre. 

The proposed amendment

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (the Permit Holder) is proposing to modify the way it carries out archaeological investigation, at locations where deep excavations are required. An updated Archaeological Overview Assessment (AOA) recommends initial investigation, with the results informing the need for and form of additional archaeological monitoring. The proposed changes require an amendment to permit condition number 30 and 31 and would require that the Permit Holder proceed with archeological investigation as per the updated AOA.


Latest update

End of public comment period 

The public comment period on the project is closed. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4

  • Location

    • Fraser Surrey Port Lands Transportation Improvements (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
    • Railways
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Authorities

    • Transport Canada
    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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