Ranking for 2013: 7
Industry Sector: Transportation
Specific Sector: Bridge/Highway Hybrid
Range: $1 billion - $5 billion
Project Value: $3,300,000,000
Provincial: $3.3 billion
Government Funds Involved:
Funding Source: Public
Location: Vancouver to Langley, British Columbia
Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2015
This project involves replacing the dominant Port Mann Bridge across the Fraser River, widening 37 km of the highway through the eastern suburbs of Vancouver, reconstructing 11 interchanges, constructing or rehabilitating 42 on-shore bridges, and rebuilding the Cape Horn-Lougheed Highway Interchange. The project also includes construction of the new Fraser Heights Connector to link Highway 1 with the recently completed Golden Ears Crossing and the recently completed South Fraser Perimeter Road.
Construction of the bridge’s final two lanes and connections to highway 1 were expected to finish in 2014, but weather-related difficulties have pushed finishing work into early 2015.