Coast Meridian Overpass Design-Build

Contract Value:



City of Port Coquitlam

Project Location:

North Vancouver, BC


SNC Lavalin

Completion Date:

March 2010

Project Description:

The construction of the 580m long, four-lane Coast Meridian Overpass was recognized as the longest push-launch in North America. It was designed to improve connectivity between north and south Port Coquitlam, as the CPR Yard bisected the City itself. This benefited the community by alleviating chronic traffic congestion and supporting interaction between the northern and southern communities. This project was recommended in the “Master Transportation Plan” from 2000 which aimed to keep up with a steady population increase in the area. The Coast Meridian Overpass was constructed over the CP Rail marshaling yard(approximately 400 acres), spanning 50 parallel sets of tracks in the CP Rail Yard, without disruption to the CP Rail operations in Port Coquitlam. B&B was a strategic subcontractor responsible for all road and utility construction on Coast Meridian Road, Lougheed Highway, and Kingsway Avenue.