Public Notice

CN rail bridge seismic retrofit project - Public Comments Invited

December 7, 2020 – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, as part of its Project and Environmental Review process, and Transport Canada must determine whether the proposed CN rail bridge seismic retrofit project, spanning the Fraser River between New Westminster and Surrey directly upstream of the Pattullo Bridge is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by January 5, 2021.

To help inform this determination, and to assist the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in making a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Transport Canada are inviting comments from the public. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by January 5, 2021 via the online commenting tool or to:

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Project and Environmental Review
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, B.C. Canada  V6C 3T4

per@portvancouver.com

Impact Assessment Pacific Region
Transport Canada
Suite 600 – 800 Burrard St.
Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2J8

PACEnvironment-environnement@tc.gc.ca

The Proposed Project

Canadian National Railway Company (CN) proposes to complete seismic retrofit upgrades to the CN rail bridge located at Mile 118.7 on the Fraser River directly upstream of the Pattullo Bridge. Upgrades will require the installation of ten new 2750 millimetre diameter steel piles. Two piles each will be installed at pier 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.  New piles will be connected to the in-water piers using steel girder collars, pile sleeves and caps. Piles will be driven in welded segments by impact hammer from a temporary construction trestle or barge. The purpose of the project is to strengthen the substructure and foundations for increased seismic capacity.

To help inform a determination on whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, and to assist the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in making a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Transport Canada are inviting comments from the public.

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