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. In May 2019, the project was granted an environmental assessment certificate. The Acciona/Aecon joint venture team was selected as the preferred proponent in December 2019, with the contract awarded in February 2020. Major construction is underway in river and on land. 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 new bridge will also have dedicated walking and cycling lanes separated from traffic on both sides of the bridge and is designed to accommodate potential future expansion to six lanes. The new bridge will be located just upstream and northeast of the existing bridge and will optimize the use of the existing road network and travel patterns. The existing bridge will remain in use until the new bridge is open to traffic. Once the new bridge is open, the existing bridge will be demolished.