The B.C. government is moving forward with the construction of a $1.377-billion bridge to replace the Pattullo Bridge.
As one of the oldest bridges in Metro Vancouver, the Pattullo is an essential link for the approximately 68,000 motorists who use it daily. However, it needs to be replaced with a new structure.
The new four-lane crossing will be a toll-free bridge, built to modern safety and seismic standards. The new bridge will provide improvements for everyone, including people who are driving, cycling or walking, as well as communities on either side of the bridge in New Westminster and Surrey.
The new bridge will also play a key role in supporting B.C.’s economy and provincial trade network, helping deliver goods to markets all over the province and beyond.
The Pattullo Bridge replacement project will be delivered solely by the Province. The project includes a new Pattullo Bridge that will be located upstream of the existing one, network connections in Surrey and New Westminster, and the removal of the existing bridge.
The new Pattullo Bridge will be owned, operated and maintained by the B.C. government.
- The approved budget of $1.377 billion represents the full cost to complete the project, including procurement, project management, construction, removal of the existing bridge and interest during construction.
- The Province will be using a design-build-finance model to build the Pattullo Bridge replacement and remove the existing bridge.
- The new bridge is on track to open in 2023 and will be built to modern safety and seismic standards.
- The new bridge will have wider lanes, which will allow traffic to flow more safely and efficiently, and improved connections to road networks on either side of the bridge.
- The bridge deck will be designed to have separate pedestrian and cyclist lanes from vehicle traffic on both sides of the bridge.