Pitt Meadows has recently benefitted from over $1.1 billion in transportation improvements. Major projects include the new Golden Ears Bridge, the Pitt River Bridge and the widening of Highway 7. All of these projects will substantially improve the flow of both goods and people throughout the region. Major transportation infrastructure includes the following:
Vancouver Intermodal Facility (VIF)
The Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CPR) VIF is located in Pitt Meadows on the south side of Lougheed Highway just east of the Pitt River Bridge.
The Vancouver Intermodal Facility:
- Primarily handles containers for the domestic market but also handles international business, to and from local sites, to the U.S. and Europe via east coast seaports.
- Is CPR’s major intermodal facility on the West Coast of North America and provides great opportunities for import and export goods movement between Metro Vancouver and domestic and international locations.
- Is a hub for container traffic to and from the Lower Mainland and other B.C. customer sites as well as regional distribution facilities.
Pitt Meadows Regional Airport
Pitt Meadows Regional Airport is the third largest airport in the Lower Mainland and is the only functional seaplane base between Vancouver International Airport and the Fraser Valley.
The airport has recently received an approved instrument approach that has now opened up the airport to scheduled service opportunities.
With a runway length of 4,692 feet (approx. 1,420 metres) and the ability to extend to 5,800 feet (approx. 1,768 metres), along with a CANPASS Customs passenger terminal, this growing and transitioning airport offers a prime location for commuter services, commercial charters and corporate jets.
In addition, the airport offers prime aviation business development opportunities with 300 acres available for business development.
- Vancouver International Airport – approximately 45 minute drive from Pitt Meadows
- Abbotsford International Airport – approximately 35 minute drive from Pitt Meadows
Roads & Highways
Airport Way Road
Airport Way Road was built in Pitt Meadows as the main transportation route to conveniently connect commercial traffic entering or exiting the Golden Ears Bridge with the community’s industrial zoned lands and terminates at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport. The road was built with roundabouts that can accommodate WB-20 designed vehicles allowing allow for easy turning movements and quick access in and out of the Golden Ears Business Centre.
North Fraser Perimeter Road
The North Fraser Perimeter Road is a set of proposed improvements to existing roads along the north shore of the Fraser River, to provide an efficient, continuous route between the Queensborough Bridge in New Westminster and TransLink’s new Golden Ears Bridge located in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.
The significance of the North Fraser Perimeter Road for businesses located in Pitt Meadows is that the upgrades will enhance connections between ports and the CPR intermodal freight terminal, improve rail system reliability and efficiency, and reduce delays due to congestion at grade crossings.
South Fraser Perimeter Road
Scheduled for completion in 2012, this new route located along the south side of the Fraser River from Deltaport Way in southwest Delta to 176th Street (Hwy 15) in Surrey, will provide quick connections to Highways 1, 15, 17, 91, 99, and the Golden Ears Bridge.
The significance of the South Fraser Perimeter Road for business located in Pitt Meadows is that businesses that need to move goods via Deltaport will have quick access via the Golden Ears Bridge.
The route will take a significant step towards improving Metro Vancouver’s major road network. It will benefit commuters, the trucking industry and tourists by connecting primary gateway facilities as well as facilitating access to borders, the Tsawwassen ferry terminal and the BC Interior.