The Philip Avenue Overpass is a new railway overpass at Philip Avenue in North Vancouver that replaces the at-grade crossing located at Pemberton Avenue and 1st Street. The benefits of this project include improved traffic flow (including industrial traffic), reduced vehicle idling, safe cycling, and improved pedestrian access.
This $32 million project was funded through a partnership including the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, CN Railways, Kinder Morgan, and the District of North Vancouver. The project incorporated the construction of EPS ramps that allow for access to a pile-supported steel bridge span over an existing rail corridor. Additional works included the installation of a traffic signal, a new anti-whistling railway crossing, security fencing, noise walls, and other measures.
As the Lead Project Manager, Binnie provided the organization, coordination, management, and administration required for the design, tender, construction, and project close-out phases. We coordinated with Fortis, BC Hydro, Telus, Canadian National Railway, Fibreco, Kinder Morgan, and Seaspan. In support of public engagement, Binnie responded to public comments and queries and kept the District informed on public considerations. The overpass opened to the public on July 5, 2016.