The contract to Hans Demolition and Excavating is valued at over $581,000. Hans Demolition and Excavating received one of the first early works contracts to remove vacant buildings in Coquitlam and Burnaby.
COQUITLAM – An Indo-Canadian company has been awarded an early works construction contract for the Evergreen Line. Surrey-based Hans Demolition and Excavating will perform the early work on the much delayed line..
Hans Demolition will begin work this fall to modify three light- industrial buildings in the 3000-block of Spring Street in Port Moody.
This work is necessary to accommodate the Evergreen Line guideway. The contract is valued at over $581,000. Hans Demolition and Excavating received one of the first early works contracts to remove vacant buildings in Coquitlam and Burnaby.
“The Government of Canada is proud to invest in this important project and looks forward to the start of major construction on the Evergreen Line,” said the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. “Once complete, it will provide Metro Vancouver residents with an expanded, efficient and environmentally sustainable transit system past Burnaby, into the Tri-Cities.”
“The Evergreen Line is about moving people and creating jobs,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Mary Polak. “The project is on track to open in summer 2016, bringing more transportation choices to families in Burnaby, Port Moody and Coquitlam.”
During early works construction traffic is expected to continue without interruption and businesses in the area will be notified in advance as required.
The building modifications are part of a series of early works construction for the Evergreen Line. Early works construction lays the groundwork for major construction and helps keep the construction schedule on track.
Other early works activities currently underway include the widening of North Road and the installation and relocation of utilities in Burnaby and Coquitlam. Power supply upgrades in Port Moody and northeast Coquitlam were completed in August.
SNC-Lavalin Inc. has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance the project. Major construction will get underway later this year once the final contract is signed. The Evergreen Line will open in summer 2016, providing rapid transit for the first time to the communities of Coquitlam and Port Moody, as well as the students of Douglas College.
Construction cost for the Evergreen Line is estimated to be $1.4 billion. Funding is being provided by the Government of British Columbia, the Government of Canada and TransLink.
The Province is contributing $583 million and will also oversee construction of the project. The Government of Canada is contributingup to $417 million. TransLink is contributing $400 million and will operate the Evergreen Line when it is complete.