Friday, February 22, 2013

Port Metro Vancouver begins South Shore Corridor Project

An artist's rendering of a pedestrian overpass and grade separation. An artist's rendering of a pedestrian overpass and grade separation. Port Metro Vancouver

In Vancouver, BC, Canada, construction of the South Shore Corridor Project at Port Metro Vancouver began Feb. 21.

The South Shore Corridor Project will separate road and rail traffic at 10 current conflict points along Stewart Street, adjacent to Port Metro Vancouver's terminals and the South Shore Trade Area's railway corridor. Additionally, the project will provide associated intersection and roadway improvements, as well as corridor-wide improvements, such as upgraded signage and the installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems.

"Our government's top priority is creating jobs, economic growth and securing long-term prosperity for Canadian families," said Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway Ed Fast. "By enhancing the overall operations and roadway efficiency and safety for truck traffic involved in the movement of international trade through the South Shore Trade Area, as well as provide space for increased rail capacity, this project is helping to increase Canada's exports to fast-growing Asian markets."

As part of its commitment to the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative, the Canadian government is investing approximately CA$31 million (US$30.3 million) into the CA$75-million (US$73.3-million) South Shore Corridor Project to help boost Canada's economy, increase exports and create jobs for Canadians.

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