FortisBC Energy Inc. | Pattullo Bridge Gas Line Decommissioning
On November 21, 2022 a project permit was issued to FortisBC Energy Inc. (Applicant) to undertake Pattullo Bridge Gas Line Decommissioning, located at 11090 Olsen Road, adjacent to Highway 1A on the south side of the Pattullo Bridge in Surrey, British Columbia, on federal lands managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
The project was approved subject to 35 permit conditions applicant must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
About the project
FortisBC Energy Inc. has an existing gas line that utilizes the Pattullo Bridge to cross the Fraser River between Surrey and New Westminster, British Columbia. Due to the Pattullo Bridge replacement project, FortisBC Energy Inc. will decommission and abandon the existing gas line on either side of the bridge. The abandonment work will require approximately six excavation sites to access the underground infrastructure. Each site will be excavated using hydrovac to expose the gas line, sectionalized from other abandoned segments and capped, followed by filling it with a flowable grout material to prevent collapse. Approximately one of the six excavation sites is located within the port authority’s jurisdiction, located at 11090 Olsen Road, adjacent to Highway 1A on the south side of the Pattullo Bridge in Surrey. This site will be excavated to approximately 24 square metres and approximately two metres deep. Upon completion of the abandonment activities, each site will be restored back to a pre-construction condition.
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