Vancouver Fraser Port Authority | Fraser Surrey Port Lands – Transportation Improvements Project (FSPL-TIP)

May 21, 2021

Project status

Permit issued

On July 12, 2022, a project permit was issued to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (the Applicant) to make road and rail improvements within the Fraser Surrey Port Lands area in Surrey, British Columbia on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 48 number permit conditions applicant must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

Construction is anticipated to begin in winter 2022, and be complete by spring 2023.

About the project

The Applicant proposes to make road and rail improvements within the Fraser Surrey Port Lands to alleviate traffic congestion and rail crossing delays, and improve the ability of port tenants to move trade. Project activities and components are listed below.

  • At-grade railway crossings:
    • Upgrades to six at-grade rail crossings in the area
    • Construction of a new at-grade rail crossing across the lead tracks to the DP World – Fraser Surrey IDC Yard
    • Removal of two at-grade crossings along the port authority’s spur line on Timberland Road North
  • Rehabilitation and Extension of Timberland Road South and Upgrades to Timberland Wye:
    • Realignment of the Robson Road–Timberland Road corridor
    • Construction of the Timberland Road South extension, creating a route for traffic to travel through the Fraser Surrey Port Lands (approx. 840 m long, 15,600 sq. m)
    • Pavement rehabilitation along the existing Timberland Road South, Timberland Road North, Timberland Wye Intersection, including localized road widening (approx. 660 m long, 8,450 sq. m)
    • Partially infilling the ditch west of the existing Timberland Road South to create a new westbound lane (approx. 580 m long, 3,050 sq. m)
    • Infilling the ditch at Timberland Road North to accommodate road widening (approx. 230 sq. m)
    • Regrading to facilitate drainage (approx. 5,230 sq. m)
    • Timberland Wye intersection upgrade to a four-leg intersection with new traffic signals
    • Installing new utilities, including storm and water infrastructure along Timberland Road South
    • Implementing new street lighting along Timberland Road South
    • Closure of the Timberland Road North – Robson Road connection to eliminate conflicts for containers being moved between the DP World Fraser Surrey terminal and IDC intermodal yard
    • Changes to inbound container truck movements to eliminate obstructions to other road users through construction of a 300 metre-long truck queuing lane, implementation of two Vehicle Access Control System (VACS) gates, and an electronic queue management system
    • Installing and upgrading electrical and security infrastructure, including relocation of CCTV cameras
  • Pavement Rehabilitation and Pavement Markings along Robson Road:
    • Rehabilitating pavement, installing median barriers, one new storm catch basin, and new street lighting and regrading gravel shoulders
    • Pavement widening at Gunderson Road
    • Installing a fibre optic connection to existing BC MoTI infrastructure

For more information about the project and construction activities, please go to applicant’s website.

Resources

Project permit and review report

July 2022 – Approved Project Permit (PER No. 20-007): FSPL – TIP [PDF]

July 2022 – Project and Environmental Review Report: FSPL – TIP  [PDF]

Project description and timeline

Project description
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Project Description [PDF]

Proposed project timeline
June 2021: FSPL – TIP: Project timeline [PDF]

Drawing requirements

Location plan
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Location Plan [PDF]

Design criteria
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix A – Design Criteria [PDF]

Site plans

May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix F – Site Plans (G001-C011) [PDF]
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix F – Site Plans (C-101 – 106) [PDF]
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix F – Site Plans (C-107 – 112) [PDF]
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix F – Site Plans (C-113 – 118) [PDF]

Other drawings
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Sign and Signaling Plan [PDF]
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Utilities and Drainage Plan [PDF]
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Electrical and Lighting Plan [PDF]
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Rail Plan [PDF]

Utility conflict matrix
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix H – Utility Conflict Matrix [PDF]

Studies and reports

Public engagement summary and consideration report
August 2021: FSPL – TIP:  Public engagement summary and consideration report [PDF]

Noise assessment screening worksheet
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Noise Assessment [PDF]

Indigenous Consultation
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Indigenous Consultation Plan [Received and under review]

Geotechnical design report
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix B – Geotechnical Design Report [PDF]

Rail assessment
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix C – Rail Assessment [PDF]

Traffic analysis memo
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix D – Traffic Analysis Memo [PDF]

Construction and traffic management memo
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix E – Construction and Traffic Management Memo [PDF]

Stormwater management plan
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix G – Stormwater Management Plan [PDF]

Environmental overview report
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix I – Environmental Overview Report [PDF]

Environmental overview report
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix I – Part 1 – Assessment Area [PDF]

Vegetation plan
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix I – Part 2 – Vegetation Plan [PDF]

Biophysical survey
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix I – Part 3 – Biophysical Survey [PDF]

Nesting bird survey
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix I – Part 4 – Nesting Bird Survey [PDF]

Species at risk assessment
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix I – Part 5 – Species at Risk Assessment [PDF]

Invasive species assessment
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix I – Part 6 – Invasive Species Assessment [PDF]

Construction Environmental Management Plan
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix J – Construction Environmental Management Plan [PDF]

Environmental site assessments
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix K – Phase I Environmental Site Assessment [PDF]
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix L – Phase II Environmental Site Assessment [PDF]

Archaeological Overview Assessment
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix M – Archaeological Overview Assessment [Confidential: Received and filed]

Envision baseline performance assessment report
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix N – Envision Baseline Performance Assessment Report [PDF]

Preliminary asset maintenance plan
May 2021: FSPL – TIP: Appendix Q – Preliminary Asset Maintenance Plan [PDF]

Contact information

For more information about the proposed project, please visit the project website or contact the project team by email.

For questions regarding the port authority’s Project and Environmental Review process, please contact Ken Berglund by email or phone at 604.665.9642.

Please note, when receiving public feedback as part of the PER process, the port authority may collect your personal information, i.e., your name, contact information and personal views and opinions, to inform the PER process for a proposed project. Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties, such as our tenants, in order for them to respond directly to you or help inform our response. You are entitled to submit a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner office here.