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New Traffic pattern changes at Port Mann Bridge in effect

Effective Saturday March 7th, 2015, drivers crossing the Port Mann Bridge heading west on Hwy. 1 from Surrey to get to Coquitlam over the Port Mann Bridge will need to use Exit 44 BEFORE getting onto the Port Mann Bridge. This will appear as if you are exiting to Surrey, but the lane will bring you back onto a dedicated couple of lanes, on the Port Mann Bridge, heading to Eastbound
Getting off at the 152 St. Interchange prior to crossing the Port Mann Bridge will allow drivers to use dedicated Port Mann Bridge lanes destined for Coquitlam / Hwy 7 Eastbound.
This means once you use the exit, you will be separated from the rest of the Port Mann Bridge Traffic heading west towards Burnaby and Vancouver. If this happens to you, you will need to head towards United Blvd and find a way to get back onto Highway 1 westbound. One route is via United past all the furniture stores then back onto Lougheed exiting on Brunette Southbound, which will put you back on Highway 1 headed west.
The coquitlam portmann bridge exit on the surrey side has motorists angered, not only due to the bad timing of the changeover, after all the first week after the time change always has the highest accident rate. These accidents are now on the increase as motorists who take the wrong exit or miss the exit struggle to get back on highway 1 west or coquitlam hwy 7 east.
Commuters taking the portmann bridge exit now loose their HOV lane discount as the exit 44 lanes do not have the HOV discount toll rate resulting in over $300 per year in extra portmann bridge tolls.
HOV drivers and drivers entering Hwy. 1 westbound via the 156 Street HOV on-ramp wishing to access Coquitlam will need to use the Brunette Interchange and loop back via Lougheed Highway east bound. Drivers are asked to keep an eye out for new signs for the Port Mann Bridge to ensure they use the correct lanes as changes continue to happen. hwy1 2

March 5, 2015 - Nighttime detours of westbound Port Mann Bridge at new Exit 44

​On the night of Friday, March 6, 2015 (weather dependent) from midnight to 7 a.m., Highway 1 westbound will be reduced to one lane and detoured into the new right-hand local connection lane to Coquitlam at Exit 44 (now moved before the Port Mann Bridge at the 152 Street Interchange). Drivers will rejoin the highway at the Coleman Avenue on-ramp. - See more at:,-2015---Nighttime-detours-of-westbound-Port-Mann-Bridge-at-new-Exit-44.aspx#sthash.N5ZoHXiu.dpuf

March 2, 2015 - Separated westbound lanes on Port Mann Bridge

​ Starting Saturday, March 7, 2015, Port Mann drivers heading to Coquitlam via Exit 44 (to Highway 7 or 7B) will use new dedicated lanes over the bridge. The westbound exit point for Exit 44 to Coquitlam will be moved to before the Port Mann Bridge, at the 152 Street interchange in Surrey. Drivers on the highway and those joining Highway 1 via 152 Street will need to watch for new signs in the area to make sure they use the correct lane β€” Vancouver traffic should stay left and Coquitlam traffic should stay right.

What will you do with the time

you save? The new Port Mann Bridge is here.

After eight years of planning and building, the new eight-lane Port Mann Bridge is open and - thanks in part to open road tolling with TReO - will  make your drive faster, easier and more reliable.

When it is complete, the new 10-lane bridge means five lanes, including one HOV lane, in each direction and a three-metre wide multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists. 

The former five-lane Port Mann Bridge was built in the early 1960s when the area's population was 800,000. Today, the bridge serves more than 800,000 vehicles in any given week. The bridge just wasn't able to accommodate the region's growth. In fact, the old Port Mann Bridge was congested up to 14 hours a day. Now, it's a whole new story. The new bridge easily accommodates the more than 2.2 million people who now call Metro Vancouver home - not to mention the additional 1 million expected over the next 30 years. All told, the benefits are far-reaching.

In fact, here are some benefits at a glance. The project:

  • includes 37 kilometers of highway widening from Vancouver to Langley, eliminating the bottlenecks along the highway that currently tie up traffic
  • includes a series of interchange and overpass improvements designed to provide faster, safer travel to, from and over the highway
  • includes Rapid Bus service across the bridge - the first transit service on the bridge in a generation - connecting Langley to Burnaby in less than 25 minutes
  • means improved reliability. With traffic and congestion dramatically reduced, you'll be able to predict how long your drive will take, without having to leave an extra 30 minutes early just in case traffic is bad
  • means that a roundtrip from Langley to Vancouver will be an hour shorter than it is today and those drivers will use almost a litre less fuel
  • means that a roundtrip from Surrey to Coquitlam will take half the time it does today