Please click here to view the Spring 2020 Project Overview for the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project.
The Pattullo Bridge is a key connection between the communities of Surrey and New Westminster. The new toll-free four-lane bridge will provide important improvements for everyone using the bridge, including people who are driving, cycling or walking, as well as communities on either side of the bridge:
- A safer crossing for all bridge users with modern, wider lanes, separated by a centre median barrier;
- Dedicated walking and cycling lanes, separated from traffic by a barrier on both sides of the bridge; and
- Better connections to, from and near the bridge.
The new bridge will improve safety and reliability for drivers, cyclists and walkers, as well as goods movement. It will be designed to meet modern seismic, structural, and roadway design standards.
The new bridge will be located just north and upstream of the existing bridge and will optimize the use of the existing road network and travel patterns. The existing bridge will remain in use until the new bridge is open to traffic. Once the new bridge is open, the existing bridge will be removed.
The new bridge will be built to allow for potential future expansion to six lanes.
The project will also improve connections to regional road networks and cycling and walking paths on either side of the bridge. In Surrey, the bridge will continue to connect directly to King George Boulevard, and a new off ramp will connect the bridge to westbound Highway 17. In addition, Highway 17 will be grade-separated over Old Yale Road.
In New Westminster, the bridge will continue to connect directly to McBride Boulevard and
new direct ramps will connect the bridge to East Columbia Street. These new connections will reduce the reliance on local residential streets to access the bridge.
Updates bridge connections can be found here.
The new bridge is scheduled to open in fall 2023. Transportation Investment Corporation, a provincial Crown corporation, is delivering and overseeing this $1.377 billion project. The Project will be delivered under B.C.’s Community Benefits Agreement and the project workforce will be provided by B.C. Infrastructure Benefits.
Fraser Crossing Partners has been selected to design and build the new bridge.
The Province will own and maintain the new bridge when complete.