In February of 2018, the Government of British Columbia announced its plans to replace the Pattullo Bridge. Built in 1937, the bridge is one of the oldest in the Metro Vancouver Area, and was built for a 50-year lifespan.
The new bridge will be four lanes that will be built to modern safety standards, featuring a centre safety median barrier and wider lanes to accommodate both passenger and commercial vehicles. The bridge will also have walking and cycling lanes, separated from traffic, on both sides of the bridge.
In May, the project was granted an environmental assessment certificate. Three pre-qualified teams had been announced in February, but the list had to be re-released in September after one of the companies involved in the RFP process dropped out.