Friday, September 10, 2010

Cape Horn Interchange

As part of the Highway 1 Expansion Project which is part of the Gateway Program, the province will be changing the current Cape Horn Interchange from this:

Current Cape Horn Interchange
To a Texas Style Stacked Interchange:

Future Cape Horn Interchange
While the future interchange is certainly an engineering marvel, I don't think people truly understand how much space interchanges like this take up. If you look at what happened at 200th St at Highway 1, when that interchange was redesigned to save space, about half-a-dozen businesses and a hotel fit in the old interchange foot print.

For the Cape Horn Interchange, I thought I'd map the old interchange's footprint to Granville Island. The new stacked interchange will use up all the space in the triangle.

Pretty shocking isn't it!

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