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George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project

Location
Surrey and Delta, BC
Client
BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Timeframe
2014 – ongoing

Ausenco supported the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure project planning and led the environmental assessment for this major project in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland Region.

Overview

In response to growing concerns about the impact of congestion, the province of British Columbia began planning work in 2014 to advance a replacement bridge for the George Massey Tunnel. The project includes improvements to the Steveston Highway, Highway 17, and Highway 17a interchanges, with the key objective of improving safety and reducing congestion within the Highway 99 corridor.

Environmental, engineering, and technical work were undertaken to develop a technical design, business case, project description, and an Application for Environmental Assessment Certificate under the BC Environmental Assessment Act (BCEAA).

Approach

Ausenco supported the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) project planning and led the environmental assessment for this major project in BC’s Lower Mainland Region. Our project team conducted field studies, developed baseline reports, completed impact assessment studies, and developed mitigation measures in support of the provincial application for an environmental assessment certificate. The scope of services:

  • Provided environmental input into the development of the conceptual design and project description report
  • Undertook environmental baseline studies and constraint identification in the project corridor
  • Planned and implemented the environmental assessment process including management of all environmental disciplines
  • Identified mitigation measures and environmental best practices to address potential effects
  • Provided environmental input into the procurement process
  • Delivered environmental support to stakeholder engagement activities
  • Led reporting to environmental agencies during advanced works
  • Provided environmental oversight and quality auditing of the contractor during advanced works.

Results

Ausenco worked directly with MOTI to obtain an Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) from the BC environmental assessment office.