High River, AB – The Town of High River, Alberta, had an outdated set of bylaws which dated back to 1980. McElhanney was retained to re-write the Town’s Land Use Bylaw based entirely on walkability; the first of its find in Alberta.
Following severe rain in June 2011, Hwy 97 experienced floods between Pine Pass and 20km south of Chetwynd (a length of 60km), with 73 damaged sites. This flooding resulted in the loss of culverts and bridge end fills, and washouts along various portions of the highway, forcing closure of this vital route.
During the summer of 2017, BC Hydro’s 60-year old creosote timber dam was completely removed from the Salmon River on Vancouver Island, and the site was re-naturalized. McElhanney designed bypass channels, cofferdams, and river diversion works to use as small a footprint as possible in this narrow and hectic worksite.
McElhanney provided surveying services to aid renovations at the library. The objective of the survey was to identify a precise location for a temporary concrete platform supporting a multi-storey crane, and to identify positions to underpin and support the load of the crane and platform.
During construction, more than 120,000 vehicles drove over the Port Mann Bridge every day, ranging from commuters (travelling 80km/h) to slow-moving construction machinery. The detour designs needed to incorporate HOV lanes, cycling lanes, and dedicated bus and truck ramps, and ensure high-speed and low-speed traffic did not mix.
The Veer Kunwar Singh Setu is a four lane highway bridge over the Ganga (Ganges) River near Patna in Bihar, India. It was procured through a Design-Build contract. McElhanney successfully value engineered an extradosed segmental bridge concept with 16 back-to-back 120m-long spans that reduced construction duration and material consumption for the 1,920m navigation spans portion of the 4km bridge. Approach spans outside the navigation spans utilizes precast segmental erected in span-by-span. The bridge opened in June 2017.
Whistler to Vancouver, BC – The Sea to Sky Highway links communities from Whistler to Vancouver. The highway was first paved in 1966 and for many years had only a single lane of traffic in each direction. As populations grew and the economy developed, collisions and accidents increased along the corridor.
McElhanney’s component was located within the City of Surrey,City of Langley and Township of Langley between 192nd and 196th Streets, and between the Nicomekl River and 64th Avenue. McElhanney provided design management services, geometrics, traffic analysis, utility relocations, traffic management plan, lightweight fill accommodation with MSE wall designs, railway crossing permits, and construction quality review for roads and bridges.
Mount Lehman Interchange 2004-2006 | Abbotsford was Canada’s fastest growing economy in 2004 according to The Conference Board of Canada. The existing Mt. Lehman Road / TransCanada Highway Interchange was overwhelmed by this rapid growth and the expansion of Abbotsford International Airport.
Golden Ears Bridge 2005-2009 | Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Surrey, and Langley, BC – Prior to 2009, residents and commuters in Langley, Maple Ridge, and Pitt Meadows faced long traffic delays when crossing the Fraser River. At the time, the only options available were the Port Mann Bridge or the Albion Ferry.