Pattullo Bridge Review — Update July 2014
TransLink worked closely with Coquitlam, New Westminster and Surrey to review alternatives for rehabilitating or replacing the Pattullo Bridge. The technical work and public feedback stemming from that joint review was provided to the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation to inform their 10-year transportation vision for Metro Vancouver. The Mayors’ Council released the Mayors’ Council Vision in mid-June, 2014.
In the Vision, the Mayors’ Council are proposing a new, four-lane Pattullo Bridge, to be designed to accommodate a potential future expansion to six lanes. The proposed replacement bridge would have modern lane widths, better connections, a centre barrier and high-quality cycling and pedestrian facilities. The Vision contemplates road-usage charges such as tolling to fund the majority of the cost of a new bridge, but no final decisions have been made regarding funding sources.
The Mayors’ Council is currently working with the province to prepare for a referendum on transportation investments and funding sources anticipated in the Spring of 2015, which will include the Pattullo Bridge as well as other regional investments outlined in the Vision.