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Patullo Bridge Replacement Contract Worth $967.5 Million Awarded

An RCMP officer walks along the causeway to the Pattullo Bridge which was closed after wooden supports at the south end of the bridge caught fire in Surrey, B.C., on Sunday, January 18, 2009. The B.C. government has awarded a contract for the replacement of the Pattullo Bridge in Metro Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

NEW WESTMINSTER – The contract for the Patullo Bridge replacement, worth $967.5 million, has been awarded to Fraser Crossing Partners.

According to the government, it will help create good jobs and training opportunities for workers who will help build the toll-free crossing to better connect communities in the Lower Mainland.

“People in Surrey depend on the Patullo Bridge every day, and upgrades to this important piece of infrastructure are long overdue,” said Jagrup Brar, MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood. “I’m proud that our government has acted quickly on this, getting to work to ensure people in Surrey have a safe, easy, and toll-free commute.”

The $1.4-billion total project will see a new four-lane bridge built with wider lanes connecting Surrey and New Westminster.

The expanded bridge will also include dedicated lanes for pedestrians and cyclists. It will be built to potentially allow for the bridge to be expanded to six lanes.

Construction is slated to begin this year with the new bridge scheduled to open in fall of 2023.

Fraser Crossing Partners — consisting of a number of construction companies — has been awarded a $967.5 million contract to replace the bridge, with the remaining costs covering project management, financing, property acquisition and other project-related items.

The bridge is being built under a so-called community benefits agreement, which is aimed at boosting apprenticeship opportunities and hiring more women, Indigenous people and other under-represented workers.

 

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