BEL Contracting awarded early works contract
July 24, 2012 by Andrew Snook
A $2-million early works contract was recently awarded to relocate railway tracks for the Evergreen Line in B.C., a rapid transit service that will connect Coquitlam, to Vancouver, via Port Moody and Burnaby.
The contract went to Burnaby-based BEL Contracting, which will relocate tracks in Port Moody to a section of the Evergreen Line guideway adjacent to Clarke Street, from Queen Street to Mary Street.
The work will begin in August and includes: the relocation of utilities, realignment of Columbia Street adjacent to the tracks and construction of a gravel base for the relocated tracks.
Final track construction and relocation for the Evergreen Line will take place in 2013.
B.C.’s provincial government will choose a primary contractor to design and build the Evergreen Line this summer.
James Moore, senior minister for B.C. and MP for Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam stated that the Evergreen Line project would create 8,000 direct and indirect jobs during its construction.
For more information on the construction of the Evergreen Line, click here.