The B.C. provincial government recently announced a $25.5 million project to widen Hwy. 13 to support border enhancements at the Aldergrove/Lynden crossing.
The upgrades will include widening Hwy. 13 southbound from one to three lanes to accommodate a separate Nexus and truck lane, as well as adding a northbound truck-climbing lane. A new two-lane east-west connection will also be added at 3B Ave., extending from Hwy. 13 to 264th Street.
The upgrades are expected to shrink wait and idle times at the border and reduce general congestion along the corridor.
Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2017.
BCTA said in news release it supports the move and remains hopeful there will be some additional expansion of Hwy. 13 between 8th Ave. and the Trans-Canada.