Binnie’s Transportation Division Manager, Maurizio Ponzini, along with Senior Transportation Engineer, Eddie Ballarin, attended the official opening Highway 99 Interchange at 16th Avenue in Surrey, BC.

The event was attended by Stephanie Cadieux, Minister of Children and Family Development and MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale; Amrik Virk, Minister of Advanced Education and MLA for Surrey-Tynehead; Diane Watts, Mayor of Surrey, along with other delegates from the City of Surrey; Ministry Project Manager, Jay Porter, as well as other Ministry representatives and delegates.

The construction of the new, full-movement interchange at 16th Avenue in south Surrey, required demolition of the old structure and design of a new four-lane bridge structure over the freeway.

The project required a multi-disciplinary team led by Binnie (Project Management, Detailed Design, Traffic Engineering, and Utility Design), in collaboration with: Klohn Crippen Berger (Geotechnical and Structural Engineering); DMD & Associates (Electrical Engineering); ENCON (Environmental Services); and Wakefield Acoustics (Noise Assessment).

The project encountered a few challenges. It was delivered within a very tight timeline – Binnie started work in September, 2012 and the first phase of the work was tendered in December, 2012. A great deal of environmental works were required during the construction of the interchange, including relocation of a fish-bearing creek to a new crossing of the freeway. Extensive utility relocations were also required.

As a tribute to our success on the project, Binnie was recognized as a finalist at the 2013-2014 Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards for Excellence in Design & Contract Preparation, Roads.

About Binnie:

We provide road design and engineering services for large and complex projects across BC: project management, engineering and construction management for projects in difficult terrain and challenging climate conditions are our specialty.