HIGHWAYS & ROADS

 

 

LOCATION  Surrey, BC 

OWNER  Province of British Columbia

COMPLETED  June 2014

VALUE  $700M

The South Fraser Perimeter Road Project is a new four-lane, 35km route along the south side of the Fraser River extending from Deltaport Way in Southwest Delta to the Golden Ears Bridge connector road in Surrey/Langley. It provides a continuous and efficient route to serve the port facilities, rail yards and industrial areas along this key economic corridor, and will also benefits commuters.

GIG partner BEL Contracting was part of the fully integrated Joint Venture Design-Build team, consisting of Dragados Canada, Ledcor and Vancouver Pile & Driving.  The north-east leg of the new four lane roadway opened on schedule at the end of 2011, with the remainder of the roadway being opened ahead of schedule at the end of 2013.

GIG partner Fraser River Pile & Dredge supplied all the sand for the preload and embankment requirements. Three million cubic meters were supplied at several locations on the project. Kingston Construction has completed   several overpass structures on the project including the flyover of the active BNSF railway in the Sunbury area of Delta.  Nineteen structures were  designed and built as part of the SFPR.  

Over the route of the new highway, there were more than 170 regulated   water courses requiring habitat protection and enhancement. More than 1300 permits were applied for and obtained from DFO, MOE, Navigable Waters, Water Act and Archaeology Branch by the Design-Build staff. Detailed scheduling and sequencing of the work was required to complete in stream work during the available four yearly Fisheries windows.

 

The SFPR runs immediately parallel to both the BNSF and CN Railway tracks for over half of the project length. Working alongside and overtop of active railways required adherence to strict rail company protocols and required detailed advanced planning. MSE and permanent shotcrete walls were utilized to construct the new roadway on the steep side hills above the active train track in both North Delta (BNSF) and North Surrey (CN Rail).

TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY, 192nd STREET    

 

LOCATION  Surrey, BC 

OWNER  Ministry of Transportation

COMPLETED  October 2006

VALUE  $2.3M

 

First contract of the Federal/Provincially funded Gateway Projects.

 

Construction of an eastbound off ramp and west bound on ramp from 192nd Street onto Highway 1.  This involved the relocation of approximately 500 lineal meters of TELUS fibre optic line, installation of street lights, traffic signals, signage, roadside barriers and storm drainage.

 

BEL was required to develop an approved traffic management plan, siltation control plan and a quality control plan prior to construction.  This was completed by alternatively installing temporary concrete barriers alongside Highway 1 and by utilizing single lane night closures.

 

 

Challenges 

  • Trans Canada Highway construction including utility relocations and protection

  • development and implementation of Traffic, Environmental and Quality Control Management Plans

  • relocation of live fibre optic cables

SEA-TO-SKY HIGHWAY RECONSTRUCTION   

 

LOCATION  Sea-to-Sky Highway, BC 

OWNER   Ministry of Transportation

COMPLETED  December 2004

VALUE  $23M

 

The project involved the blasting of 250,000 cubic meters of rock completed primarily at night by BEL’s partner company Pacific Blasting, work in a remote location utilizing local labor and equipment, critical path project management to meet milestone dates, stringent traffic management demands successfully executed under public scrutiny.

 

Reconstruction of approximately 6.9 kilometers of highway including

  • extensive rockwork - slope stabilization

  • aggregate production - drainage works

  • supply and installation of a proprietary arch plate structure

  • bridge reconstruction - fisheries mitigation

  • and habitat compensation work  

 

 

Contractor of the Year Award for excellence in the areas of workmanship, on time completion, traffic management, safety, environmental protection and public relations. 

HERITAGE WOODS PARCEL 5    

 

LOCATION  Port Moody, BC 

OWNER   Parklane Ventures Ltd.

COMPLETED  November 2004

VALUE  $3.8M

 

This project involved the construction of two multi-plate pipe arch structures in Noons Creek, Port Moody B.C. for Parklane Homes. They measured 20 and 22 lineal meters and the opening size was 7 meters wide by 2.5 meters high. Constructed simultaneously, these structures involved traffic diversions, temporary bridging, extensive dewatering and riparian zone enhancement features.

 

A major component of this project was maintaining safe public conveyance to an adjacent elementary school while the existing Noons Creek crossing was replaced on Panorama Drive with a bridging multi-plate arch structure. 

 

A second Multi-plate Arch was simultaneously constructed upstream on the new subdivision roadway which required work to be completed.

CHEAKAMUS TRIBUTARY CULVERT REPLACEMENT 

 

LOCATION  Sea-to-Sky Highway, BC 

OWNER   Ministry of Transportation

COMPLETED  September 2004

VALUE  $260K

 

In September 2004 BEL completed the installation of a 36 meter long 4370 x 2870 Multi-Plate Pipe Arch across Highway 99 just North of the Cheakamus Canyon for the BC Ministry of Transportation. The work involved the design, construction and implementation of phased lane diversions utilizing temporary wire walls to permit the installation to be completed with the least interruption to the traveling public.

 

BEL worked with the Environmental Monitor on site to develop a dewatering process that negated the discharge of sediment laden water into the neighboring Cheakamus River. Although substantial ground water was encountered, a dry excavation was maintained throughout the installation and backfill period which kept the water clean.

 

 

When the culvert installation and backfill was completed a 300mm layer of fish gravel was installed on the invert of the culvert under the supervision of the Environmental Monitor.

 

Challenges 

  • construction of a traffic diversion on a major provincial highway

  • complete construction inside of strict fisheries window

  • construction in the wetted perimeter of stream responsible for water quality protection and riparian restoration. 

SOUTH FRASER PERIMETER ROAD DESIGN-BUILD