Powell Street is a major east-west connector through the City of Vancouver, and is a busy corridor for vehicle, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. The Powell Street Overpass Project was the first Design-Build Project delivered by the City of Vancouver and involved construction of an overpass over the Burrard Inlet Rail Line, and the realignment of Powell Street southward to allows for the construction of an additional east-west rail line.
As Project Director for the City of Vancouver, CJI provided overall project management for the project definition, procurement, and construction phases as well as management of the procurement process, evaluation, and construction oversight. Our team developed and managed: budget and schedule, design oversight, public engagement, First Nations, railway companies, bus route accommodation, property acquisition matters, and funding agreements with Transport Canada, Port Metro Vancouver and CP Rail. We were successful in completing a project delivery method evaluation and recommendation of the design-build method.