“The existing Pattullo Bridge is nearing the end of its useful life,” said minister of transportation and infrastructure Claire Trevena,. “The selection of the three teams gets us closer to breaking ground on this project that will improve safety and reliability for residents, commercial vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.”
The cable-stayed bridge will be built using a design-build-finance model.
The three teams competing for the contract are:
- Fraser Community Connectors - Kiewit Canada Development, Kiewit Infrastructure BC , TY Lin International and International Bridge Technologies;
- Flatiron/Dragados/Carlson Pattullo JV - a joint venture of Flatiron Constructors Canada, Dragados Canada and Carlson Construction Group, ACS Infrastructure Canada, Hochtieff PPP Solutions North America and Cowi North America
- Fraser Crossing Partners - SNC-Lavalin Capital, Acciona Infrastructure Canada, SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific), SNC-Lavalin, Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner Beratende Ingenieure, Hatch Corporation, EXP Services.
The project involves building a new four-lane crossing to replace the existing Pattullo Bridge. It will have wider lanes and better connections to road networks on either side of the bridge, helping traffic flow more efficiently. The new bridge also features dedicated pedestrian and cycle lanes separated from traffic by a barrier on both sides of the bridge.
The project will be funded and owned by the Province of British Columbia. It will be delivered on behalf of the province by the Transportation Investment Corporation, a Crown corporation.
The bridge is expected to open in 2023.