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. In the late 1990s it was determined a new bridge was needed.
McElhanney provided a wide range of services to support this project, including:
- Roadworks design management
- Survey and mapping
- Preliminary and detailed design for the approach roads
- Main Bridge Alignments
- Traffic analysis
- Roundabouts design
- Guide signage design
- Utility relocations
- Retaining wall design
- Traffic management
- Construction quality assurance
Work took place between 2005 and 2009.
Because road and bridge construction would have an impact on natural habitats in the Fraser River, new environmental habitats were created nearby.
The Golden Ears Bridge opened to traffic in June 2009 and connected Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows with Surrey and Langley. People living in Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Langley, and Surrey saved at least 20 to 30 minutes in travel time across this part of the river.
This project earned the 2010 ACEC-BC Award of Merit.