Jacob Bros. wins contract for first phase of $30M truck parking site in Surrey, B.C.
By On-Site StaffTrucks
Construction is set to start this summer on a new commercial truck parking facility in Surrey, B.C.
The province announced the first phase of the approximately $30 million project will get underway later this month. It awarded a $5 million contract to B.C.-based Jacob Bros. Construction Aug. 4 that will lay the groundwork for the wider project.
“This facility will help alleviate the shortage of commercial vehicle staging and parking in the Lower Mainland,” said Claire Trevena, the province’s minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, in a release.
Jacob Bros. will be responsible for excavation and other prep work at the site, which is on the north side of Hwy. 17, directly below and to the east of the Pork Mann Bridge. The contractor will also install a new intersection on the highway.
The contract for the second phase of work will be tendered next year. Eventually the facility will have space for about 100 trucks and include washrooms, fencing and other security.
The province has committed $17 million to the project, while the federal government will spend $13 million.
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