2010-2014 | Surrey & Langley, BC – The Roberts Bank Rail Corridor is an important 70km stretch that connects Roberts Bank with the North American rail network. The corridor carries large volumes of freight through communities in the Lower Mainland. It has several at-grade intersections, which led to traffic delays and safety concerns for the local community. Government, industry, and community partners came together to invest in improvements for the corridor, including the design and construction of several railway overpasses to help eliminate congestion, improve safety, and enhance rail operations.
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.
The project was completed in 2014, and has reduced congestion and traffic delays and has enhanced rail and port operations. In 2015 the project won second place for the Design-Build Award of Excellence from the Canadian Design-Build Institute.