Sometimes a picture speaks a thousand words, and so, in this edition of Bridging the Week, we have collected some of our best images from the past two weeks for your viewing pleasure. We watched Malahat Safety Improvements in action, the Squamish Pedestrian Overpass take flight and made room for the Evergreen Line. It’s time for show and tell!
The Squamish Pedestrian Overpass took shape over the Sea to Sky Highway this week. The highway had to be closed temporarily to allow crews to move a large supporting arch into place and that work is captured in these fantastic images. We partnered with the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and the Squamish Nation to employ a First Nation artist who collaborated with the overpass designers. Several First Nation cultural elements are incorporated into the design and will result in a unique, aesthetic and culturally significant overpass. Many members of the Squamish Nation were on hand until late in the night watching the installation.
The Malahat recently underwent some upgrades to increase safety for travellers moving along this section of the Trans Canada Highway. For the complete picture, check out our Flickr set. And for details on the rest of the Malahat Safety Improvement projects, read the news release.
The Evergreen Line also made news in recent weeks as it began widening North Road in the Lower Mainland. This early construction work will pave the way for the major work and helps to keep the project on track for completion by summer 2016. It has also been announced that an additional station will be included on opening day. Lincoln Station is being funded through a unique partnership between the Government of Canada, the City of Coquitlam and the owners of Coquitlam Centre. The new station at Pinetree Way and Lincoln Avenue will result in a total of 7 stations to be built by the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project. Here is a short video showing you what to expect in the upcoming months and years as the Evergreen Line rolls along.
The Government of Canada also announced yesterday a significant ($15-million) contribution to the Ridley Island Road, Rail and Utility Corridor (RRUC) project at the Port of Prince Rupert. Together with contributions from the Government of British Columbia, CN Rail and the Prince Rupert Port Authority, this $90-million project will expand capacity and operations at the Port of Prince Rupert, a vital part of the world-class transportation network that makes up Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway.
That wraps up our show and tell session for the week. We hope you enjoyed watching work unfold in front of your eyes as it happened across the province. Stay tuned for more action and drive safely.