British Columbia Government has launched request for qualifications (RFQ) to identify a private party to design, build and finance a new Pattullo Bridge.
The new four-lane crossing will provide improvements for everyone using the bridge, 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 have modern, wider lanes, separated by a centre median barrier, and dedicated walking and cycling lanes, separated from traffic by a barrier on both sides of the structure.
The RFQ will close in September 2018. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will select up to three respondent teams to participate in the next phase of the competitive selection process, which is the request for proposal stage.
Construction is anticipated to begin in 2019. The new bridge is expected to be open to traffic in 2023. Once the new bridge is open, the existing Pattullo Bridge will be removed. The Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project will be delivered, owned and operated by the Government of British Columbia.