Joint Partnership to Review and Evaluate Alternatives
The City of New Westminster, the City of Surrey and TransLink are working together to review and evaluate alternatives to rehabilitate or replace the Pattullo Bridge and to determine a preferred alternative that meets the needs of communities connected by the bridge, as well as the broader region served by the bridge. The Pattullo Bridge Review follows previous technical and consultation work and responds to feedback requesting additional information and evaluation of all practical alternatives to replace the bridge.
The bridge is facing seismic and foundational issues and needs to be replaced or rehabilitated. The review team are working together to address key challenges including:
- The bridge structure and foundation are 76 years old and many components have surpassed their useful lives
- The bridge is vulnerable to damage from even a moderate earthquake or ship collision and does not meet current seismic standards
- The bridge does not meet current roadway guidelines, including lane widths and curvature, which creates safety and reliability issues
- Bridge facilities, such as sidewalks and barriers, and connections for pedestrians and cyclists, are inadequate and do not provide separation from traffic
- Traffic (including trucks) affects the liveability of adjacent communities due to air quality, noise and resulting health impacts, as well as neighbourhood traffic infiltration
Pattullo Bridge Review Consultation Summary Report – Now available!
The Consultation Summary Report summarizing participation and feedback about the alternatives to rehabilitate or replace the Pattullo Bridge received during the Pattullo Bridge Review Consultation, June 2013, is now available.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation.
The Pattullo Bridge Review Partners – City of New Westminster, City of Surrey and TransLink – will consider the feedback received, along with financial and technical information, in the ongoing review of alternatives.
The joint Pattullo Bridge Review team is making continued progress in evaluating the six alternatives agreed by consultation participants in June 2013. We will be sharing our work and asking for further feedback in early 2014.