R3: Lougheed Hwy

The Lougheed RapidBus will bring rapid bus service to this important corridor for the first time, connecting the communities of Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam with fast and reliable bus service that rivals the speed of SkyTrain.

Time of Day Morning Peak
(5 to 9 a.m.)
Midday
(9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Afternoon Peak
(3 to 6 p.m.)
Evening
(6 to 9 p.m.)
Late Night
(9 p.m. to 12 a.m.)
Weekday 10 min 15 min 10 min 15 min 15 min
Weekend 15 min 15 min 15 min 15 min 15 min

 

Detailed PDF Map

 

The new Lougheed Hwy RapidBus will connect people to Coquitlam Central SkyTrain Station with the flexibility and convenience of all-day service that runs every 10 minutes at peak times. Of the five RapidBuses TransLink is launching in January 2020, the Lougheed RapidBus has the best time savings because its route takes it primarily over a highway. A trip from Maple Ridge to Coquitlam Central Station will take 30-37 minutes.

Today, there are eight bus routes that travel along Lougheed moving a combined total of 18,500 passengers/day. All eight buses will see time savings from the street changes we're making.

Public support for all aspects of the Lougheed Highway RapidBus was overwhelmingly positive. TransLink is proceeding with implementing the service plan as proposed during consultation.

There will be no change to the existing 701 service.

Future changes to local service
 Route 595
  •  Extend to the corner of 203rd Street and Lougheed Hwy to connect with the RapidBus.

To ensure RapidBuses can deliver fast and reliable service and don't get stuck in traffic, we've worked with local governments to identify street and traffic changes that will speed up bus-travel times. These Street changes target areas where buses face the worst delays. Changes are then tailored to the unique street context. Bus-priority measures improve travel times for all buses travelling along the corridors while having a negligible impact on regular traffic.

For details on the transit priority projects planned on Lougheed Highway, see the map below.

R3 Transit Priority Measures - Map displaying route and projects

Bus-access improvements at Coquitlam Central Station

We're making changes to the parking lot at Coquitlam Central Station and the Bus Exchange to get ready for the new Lougheed Highway RapidBus. Work will begin on July 3 and occur in three phases. Near-term details are as follows.

July 3, 2019

Phase 1 (daytime work)

To access the parking lot, vehicles can continue to enter via the Mariner Way Overpass or from Lougheed Highway just as they do today. Additionally, vehicles can enter and exit the main parking area via the overflow parking lot. Once inside the main parking area, drivers will need to follow signage to access available parking. Final works will approximately be completed mid-October

No changes are planned for the bus loop in phase 1.

Aug. 19, 2019

Phase 3 (daytime and nighttime work)

To access the parking lot, vehicles can continue to enter via the Mariner Way Overpass or from Lougheed Highway just as they do today. Additionally, vehicles can enter and exit the main parking area via the overflow parking lot. Once inside the main parking area, drivers will need to follow signage to access available parking.

There will be temporary changes to the bus loop in phase 3. Some bus stops may be temporarily relocated within the loop while others will be relocated outside the loop. Signage will be in place to advise of stop locations. Customers heading to, and from, SkyTrain will need to follow signage to access the bus loop.

Night time work will begin in early-October and last until mid-October.

Starting September 30, our contractor will begin installing RapidBus bus stops at Haney Place Transit Exchange. This work includes pouring concrete and installing posts and digital signage.

We anticipate the work will take three to four weeks. The work will not affect other bus stops within the loop.

Short-term look ahead

Oct. 7, 2019

Port Coquitlam: Lougheed Highway from Oxford St. to Ottawa St. and the intersections of Shaughnessy St. and Ottawa St. construction.

  • Changes to the curbs and gutters, including removal and pouring of new concrete.
  • Removal of existing road material and pouring of concrete at new RapidBus stops.
  • Installation of concrete bus pads.
  • Line marking removal and new line marking installation.
  • New signage installation.

Construction will take approximately three months to complete. We expect construction to last for approximately one month in the areas of the two intersections, with work occurring intermittently along Lougheed Highway from Oxford St. to Ottawa St. work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Some night work will be required, with crews working between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m.

 

Shaughnessy St. Construction: On Monday, October 7, the eastbound bus stop on Lougheed Highway at Shaughnessy St. will close for approximately three weeks. A temporary bus stop will be in place on the other side of Shaughnessy St. on Lougheed Highway near the Port Coquitlam Shopping Centre. Signage will be in place to direct customers to the temporary bus stop.

Aug. 30, 2019

Port Coquitlam: Lougheed Highway between Westwood St and Jervis St. Construction 

  • Installing new curbs and gutters
  • Modification of traffic island at Westwood and Lougheed intersection
  • Line marking removal and new line marking installation
  • New signage installation

Construction will start in the middle of September and take approximately three weeks to complete. Work will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., with night crews working between 7 pm and 4 am. We expect moderate traffic impacts as single-lane closures are required on Lougheed Highway. There will be traffic control personnel in place to direct traffic throughout the day. Together with the contractor, we are making every effort to minimize the impact of this construction activity. To reduce the impact on daytime traffic, we are completing some of this required roadwork at night when there are fewer vehicles on the road.

Aug. 19, 2019

Maple Ridge: Golden Ears Way to Haney Place Exchange

Phase 1

Starting on August 19, for approximately one week, the following work will be completed:

  • Lane line marking removal

Starting on September 3, for approximately one week, the following work will be completed:

  • New lane line marking installation

All work will occur overnight from Monday to Friday. We expect there will be minimal traffic impacts as periodic single-lane closures are required on Lougheed Highway. There will be traffic control personnel in place to direct traffic during lane closures. We are completing this required roadwork at night when there are fewer vehicles on the road.

During overnight work, nearby residents can expect minimal noise associated with machinery and lighting used for line painting. The City of Maple Ridge has been made aware of the work.

Phase 2

Starting mid-October, for approximately two to three weeks, the following work will be completed:

  • Changes to curbs and gutters at RapidBus stops, including removal and pouring of new concrete
  • Removal of existing road material and pouring of concrete at RapidBus stops
  • New signage, including traffic and bus stop signs

Single-lane closures will be required for a seven-day period at the new RapidBus stops at once the existing road material is removed and the new concrete is poured to allow the concrete to cure. Roadside signage will be in place to advise of the closures. We expect these closures may cause moderate traffic impacts.

Aug. 14, 2019

Pitt Meadows: Dewdney Trunk Road to Old Dewdney Trunk Road

Phase 2

Starting late-October, for approximately two to three weeks, the following work will be completed:

  • Changes to curbs and gutters at Harris Rd. bus stops, including removal and pouring of new concrete 
  • Removal of existing road material and pouring of concrete at Harris Rd. bus stops  
  • New signage, including traffic and bus stop signs

Single-lane closures will be required for a seven-day period at the new RapidBus stops at Harris Rd. once the existing road material is removed and the new concrete is poured to allow the concrete to cure. Roadside signage will be in place to advise of the closures. We expect these closures may cause moderate traffic impacts.    

July 3, 2019

City of Coquitlam: Barnet/Lougheed Highways – Coquitlam Central Station to Westwood St.

  • Changes to the curbs and gutters, including removal and pouring of new concrete
  • Removal of existing road material and pouring of concrete at new RapidBus stops
  • Line marking removal and new line marking installation
  • New signage installation
  • Creation of a new, multi-use pathway that runs on the south side of Lougheed Highway from Christmas Way to Westwood St., requiring limited tree removal and replanting

Construction will start July 3 and take approximately three months to complete. Work will take place between 7am and 5pm, with additional night crews working between 7 pm and 4 am, on some nights. We expect there will be moderate traffic impacts as single-lane closures are required on Lougheed Highway. There will be traffic control personnel in place to direct traffic throughout the day and night (when night crews are working).