Highway No. 10 – Four Laning 176 Street to 122 Street, Surrey, BC
The existing bridge over Serpentine River was demolished in accordance with strict environmental precautions, and Neelco and B&B combined forces to construct the new 2-lane eastbound bridge in its place. The structure was comprised of steel pipe piles, prestressed concrete girders, and a cast-in-place bridge deck. Abutment approach fills were constructed of Lightweight Cellular Concrete.
A 4-lane permanent at-grade railway crossing was required upon completion of the highway widening. These works involved the removal of the existing railway crossing, preparation of the new crossing location, and coordination with Southern Rail crews to relocate the railway and to install new gates and warning lights for the permanent crossing.
An extensive traffic management plan was created in compliance with the BC Ministry of Transportation standards in order to maintain flows of traffic on high volume highway. Frequent and extensive diversions and detours were created to accommodate the very high volume commuter highway, which involves numerous feeder routes. Some work, mostly intersections, was completed outside normal working hours to minimize the impact on travelling public. Commercial, residential and agricultural areas along both sides of the 11 km stretch of highway required tie-in of new road construction to existing CoS standard arterial roads.
Being a high profile job that drew a lot of public interest, extensive communications protocols and expectations were established by owner and frequent project and schedule updates were provided by contractor. These, in accordance with project communications standards, were also provided to DriveBC, Translink, and other public stakeholders.
Utility work involved extensive storm, sanitary and water-main work running the entire length of the project, including live tie-ins, services, manholes, and appurtenances. Installation of large diameter (1200 mm) GVRD sanitary sewer piping and associated large structure manholes and chambers were installed. The construction team coordinated with 3rd party utilities and took precaution in protecting existing fiber optic lines.
As a cost effective alternative product and to reduce other environmental impacts, B&B worked with paving subcontractors and the owner to obtain approval for the use of Recycled Asphalt Pavement.
- Experience with large-scale, at-grade rail crossing
- Experience with Construction Management involving multiple stakeholders, contractors and sub-trades
- Experience with Detail Traffic Management Plans in accordance with BCMoT standards
This project received the Ministry of Transportation First Place 2008 Award for Recognition of Excellence in Grading, Paving & Bridge Construction