Mufford overpass moves ahead to reduce congestion

Collings Johnston is the Program Manager for the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Program. For more info on our role, view our Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Program page.

Source: BC Newsroom

LANGLEY- Construction will soon start on the Mufford/64th Ave at Highway 10 project to improve road safety and reduce the response time of emergency vehicles, while minimizing the impact on agriculture land in the Langley area. The Province has awarded the contract to Lafarge Canada.

The new rail overpass will also accommodate increasing volumes of international freight shipped through Lower Mainland communities, supporting the Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan goal of strengthening our infrastructure to get our goods to market. [Read More…]

Original and new plaques unveiled for Port Mann Bridge

Collings Johnston is the Independent Certifier for the Port Mann / Highway 1 Project. For more info on our role, view our Port Mann / Highway 1 Project page.

Source: BC Newsroom

12530surreyPortMannBridgeNE-TIcorp2-7webCOQUITLAM – The two finishing touches on the new Port Mann Bridge – a 1964 commemorative plaque from the original bridge and a new plaque to mark the opening of the new crossing – were unveiled today in a ceremony on the old bridge.

Both plaques will be mounted along the brand new Port Mann Bridge pedestrian and cycling path once the bridge is completed to its full 10-lane width.

The new plaque reads: “Dedicated to the thousands of builders, designers and visionaries responsible for the Port Mann / Highway 1 Project – the largest transportation infrastructure project in British Columbia’s history; December 2012”.

The original plaque was recovered from the first Port Mann Bridge where it was installed at the approach to the crossing. Crews are working to dismantle the original span so the new bridge can be completed to its final 10-lane width and the multi-user path for pedestrians and cyclists can be connected from Coquitlam to Surrey. [Read More…]

Overpass crosses Langley Bypass

Collings Johnston is the Program Manager for the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Program. For more info on our role, view our Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Program page.

Source: Langley Times

Two heavy lift construction cranes moved steel beams into place across the Langley Bypass Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, bringing the biggest municipal project of its kind one step closer to completion.

Ken Zondervan, design and construction manager for the City of Surrey, was on hand as the first span of the 196 Street overpass was bolted into place with the assistance of a third, smaller truck-mounted crane.

“Today is a bit of a milestone,” Zondervan told The Times.

“This is probably the single largest project that the City of Surrey has undertaken in terms of an engineering project.”
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Overpass Projects Well Underway

Collings Johnston is the Program Manager for the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Program. For more info on our role, view our Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Program page.

Source: Peace Arch News

Roberts Bank Rail Corridor

It took construction workers building the 196 Street overpass just two hours to install the steel girders that will carry cars and trucks over the busy railway tracks of the Roberts Banks rail corridor.

The span went up Dec. 11.

The installation was “extremely well planned and organized,” said Ken Zondervan, design and construction manager for the city of Surrey.

The next big milestone for the project will take place the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 22, when steel girders are scheduled to go up across the Langley Bypass. [Read More…]

RBRC Program Receives Top 100 Honourable Mention

Collings Johnston is the Program Manager for the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Program. For more info on our role, view our Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Program page.

Source: ReNew Canada

Roberts Bank Rail Corridor

Roberts Bank Rail Corridor

This busy piece of track connects the west-coast Deltaport, Canada’s busiest container port, and the Westshore Coal Terminal, to the North American railway network. On average, 18 trains pass through daily—a number that is expected to rise to as many as 38 by 2021. With a single track and 66 rail-road crossings, the congestion has reached an untenable point.

While not included in the 2013 Top 100 Projects list because its value was too low ($360 million), it’s an important piece of gateway infrastructure. [Read More…]

Widest Bridge in the World

Collings Johnston is the Independent Certifier for the Port Mann / Highway 1 Project. For more info on our role, view our Port Mann / Highway 1 Project page.

Source: The Province

More than four years have passed since construction first began and only weeks remain before the first eight lanes of the Fraser River’s Port Mann Bridge will be fully open to the public, with still another two lanes to come in 2013.

But even then, the attention being paid to what’s now the widest bridge in the world won’t wind down – not just yet.

“The progress and the project has really been quite exciting,” said Mike Proudfoot of the newly expanded bridge crossing the Fraser River that connects Surrey to Coquitlam. [Read More…]