Update - January 12, 2016
Ongoing Tunnel Construction near Seaview Drive
Boring of the two-kilometre tunnel for the Evergreen Line was completed in late November and construction of the concrete base within the tunnel is underway in Port Moody near Seaview Drive. A concrete base is being constructed to support the Evergreen Line guideway inside the two-kilometre tunnel. Crews
are currently placing gravel fill inside the tunnel working from the south to the north end. Once the gravel is in place crews will pour the concrete base.
The next step is building the wall that separates the in-bound and out-bound trains. This will be followed by the installation of utilities, trackwork and power systems.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Residents living near the tunnel alignment may experience intermittent noise and vibration when the gravel is being placed and compacted within the tunnel and when crews pour the concrete base. It’s expected that these activities will take approximately one month for the entire tunnel but the active work area will move
northwards quickly and the work near Seaview Drive should take about a week.
Tunnel construction will continue to be a 24-hours-a-day operation, seven days a week. Crews are working to complete this phase of construction as quickly as possible to minimize disruption to nearby residents.
More information regarding the next steps for tunnel construction can be found on the project website at:
If you have comments or questions about the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project, please call the Evergreen Project
Office at (604) 927-4452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact EGRT Construction, the contractor who is building the Evergreen Line, please call (604) 927-2080, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Update - April 15, 2015
Clarke Road Lane closure
Evergreen construction has closed the South bound (up hill) lane on Clarke Road near Robinson/Chapman. A detour has been put into effect. The North bound lane (down hill) remains open.
At the April 14 Council Meeting, Council passed a motion to install single lane alternating traffic lights on Clarke Rd. and restrict traffic into Glenayre and College park to local traffic only. This plan should be in place by the afternoon of April 15, 2015
The Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project will improve transit service to the Tri-Cities connecting Coquitlam and Port Moody to the existing Skytrain station at Lougheed Town Centre. The Evergreen Line will provide residents with fast and convenient access to existing transit terminals to the west all the way to Vancouver city centre, permitting a transportation option other than using a vehicle. The construction of the Evergreen Line will also link Port Moody to Coquitlam to the east opening up shared opportunities for employment and recreation between our cities.
The Evergreen Project falls under the direction of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and therefore is a provincially run project. TransLink is not involved in the project construction, although the project originally started within TransLink's scope, and is still supported as a regional improvement to the transit system.
The total project cost for the Evergreen Line is estimated to be $1.4 billion. Funding is being provided by the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada and TransLink. The Province is contributing $583 million and will also oversee construction of the project. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $417 million. TransLink is contributing $400 million and will operate the Evergreen Line when it's complete.
The City has been involved in the Evergreen Project process since it began years ago with discussions surrounding the alignment, and the use of ALRT or LRT technology. During the process, the City submitted requirements to the project team for the design and implementation of the Evergreen Project. The requirements are commonly known as the ‘List of 32 Evergreen Requirements’.
The Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project was required to undertake a project assessment in order to ensure the project scope considered all aspects of the impacts to the community and environment. The project was awarded an Environmental Assessment Certificate on February 3, 2011 by the Minister of Environment. The certificate includes a list of 157 commitments referred to as the Proponents Table of Commitments (PToC)which govern the obligations of the project through the construction process, as well as the ongoing operation of the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit facility. The PToC contains clear and strong language to ensure the project and contractor have clear direction as to their responsibilities as part of the project.