Construction on the New Pattullo Bridge Begins This Year: Here’s What It’ll Look Like

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Pattullo Bridge

The $1.4 billion project to build a new four-lane Pattullo Bridge is finally starting construction this year.

The B.C. government has awarded a contract to replace the bridge connecting Surrey and New Westminster.

“The current bridge has needed to be replaced for years, and I’m proud our government is getting it done in a way that benefits the local community with good jobs and training opportunities,” Premier John Horgan said in a statement.

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The expanded bridge includes wider lanes and will potentially allow the bridge to expand to six lanes. It will also include lanes dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists.

Pattullo Bridge

Photo: Artistic Rendering / Translink

The new Pattullo Bridge will be located just north and upstream of the existing bridge. And to facilitate it, there will be a realignment and extension of Scott Road.

That will create a direct connection to King George Boulevard. In addition, the bridge will connect with the westbound lanes of Highway 17.

Pattullo Bridge

Photo: Artistic Rendering / Translink

Pattullo Bridge

Photo: Artistic Rendering / Translink

Planning for the project has been underway for the last few years, with hopes to have it completed by 2023.

The 80-plus-year-old bridge has been in need of a makeover, as it is unable to accommodate growing traffic.

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