Following completion of the Functional Design, Binnie was retained by the MOTI to prepare a detailed design for the four-laning of 4 km of Highway 97, from 148 Mile to Likely Road. The scope of work include detailed design of the highway widening, the preparation of cost estimates for each stage of the design, coordination with the utilities, structural design was by the Ministry to replace the existing Borland Creek Bridge, extensive environmental mitigation works for the realignment of Borland Creek and Valley Creek, and the design of access management improvements by consolidating driveways, constructing frontage roads and two major new intersections. Binnie completed the existing ground survey, constructed the DTM, and prepared the detailed design. Additional responsibilities included project management, utility design and traffic engineering.
Binnie prepared a Traffic Control Plan to maintain two lanes of traffic on the highway during construction. The Traffic Control Plan consisted of four different stages to minimize disruption to traffic passing through the construction zone.
Binnie was recognized as a Finalist for Excellence in Design at the 2010 Deputy Minister’s Awards.
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