Contract Finalized for Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project

Luke McGrath / February 13th, 2018

The 1937-Built Pattullo Bridge
(Luke McGrath / BCIT News)

The contract to replace the 1937-built Pattullo Bridge has been finalized, BC Premier John Horgan announced on Monday. The four-lane bridge that connects the cities of New Wesminster and Surrey has reached a point where replacing it is a project that is long overdue. New Westminster Mayor Jonathan Cote believes the project is essential.

“The Pattullo Brige, we’ve been talking about for decades. The existing bridge has currently reached the end of its lifespan..” – Jonathan Cote, Mayor of New Westminster

Premier Horgan says the project is also expected to create hundreds of jobs for skilled workers in BC, including women, and indigenous people, as part of the province’s Community Benefits Agreement.

“Community Benefits Agreements make sure that local workers, Indigenous People, Women, and other groups that are not always considered for construction jobs, are there to get the training you need on publicly funded projects.” – John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia.

The nearly $1.4 billion dollar project will have four wider lanes, as well as dedicated lanes for cyclist and pedestrian use. Construction on the bridge will start in the coming months, and is expected to be completed by fall 2023.

John Horgan announces the finalized contract to replace the Pattullo Bridge.
(Luke McGrath / BCIT News)

The New Pattullo Bridge
(Luke McGrath / BCIT News)