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Pattullo Bridge announcement receives praise

JOC News Service
Pattullo Bridge announcement receives praise

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – The Government of British Columbia announced it is moving forward with the construction of a $1.37-billion bridge to replace the existing Pattullo Bridge.

Construction is slated to begin in 2019.

The new bridge will be located upstream and will be owned, operated and maintained by the government. It will have four lanes, a centre safety median barrier and walking and cycling lanes separated from traffic.

BC Building Trades executive director Tom Sigurdson welcomed the announcement.

“This long overdue project is our chance to build B.C. better, and avoid the costly overruns that plagued previous projects such as the Port Mann Bridge,” he said.

The province will proceed with a request for qualifications this spring. The bridge is estimated to be operating by 2023.

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