Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement
Coquitlam, British Columbia
Kiewit led the design-build joint venture (72.5%). The scope of work for the project included construction of a 37 km section of the Highway 1 corridor, adding one lane in each direction west of the new Fraser River Crossing and two lanes in each direction east of the crossing with significant upgrades to 12 interchanges. This massive project included the construction of a new 10-lane cable-stay bridge crossing the Fraser River, replacing the existing Port Mann Bridge which was then demolished.
The new bridge, a truly innovative unique structure, has an 850m main span with 2km approach structures. The main span is a cable stayed structure supported on 2 piers with a unique single pylon design. The new Port Mann Bridge is the largest and longest main span river crossing in Western Canada and the 29th largest in the world. The new bridge has also been designed to accommodate future rapid bus and light rail transit.
The project required assembling and managing an incredibly diverse team of professionals capable of executing a wide range of construction activities. The project was executed and managed as an open labor site and required the coordination of extensive subcontractor and third party stakeholder involvement. Kiewit worked collaboratively with the local Aboriginal groups to identify and establish economic opportunities for their involvement, with numerous and regulatory agencies to acquire all required permitting and authorizations for the project.