Portside Road Extension and Bridge

June 23, 2021

Project status

Permit issued

In November 2021, a project permit was issued to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (the Applicant) to extend Portside Road and construct a Bridge over the No. 7 Canal in Richmond. The proposed project would be located adjacent to the existing Richmond Logistics Hub, across No. 7 Canal into Area IV in the City of Richmond, British Columbia, on lands managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 43 permit conditions the Applicant must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

About the project 

The port authority is proposing to extend the existing Portside Road in the City of Richmond through the provision of a new three-way intersection and the construction of a two-span bridge structure over the No. 7 Road and Canal, connecting port authority lands located on either side. The No. 7 Canal lies within a 20 metre-wide City of Richmond right-of-way, which runs north-south, separating the eastern area, commonly known as Area IV, and the Richmond Logistics Hub site on the east side of the canal. Area IV is located to the west of No. 7 Canal and is currently vacant, with no formal roadway access or utility infrastructure except for the Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery tank farm site, which is accessed and serviced from the west of the parcel.

The purpose of the project is to provide dedicated roadway access, which includes the bridge, and for the allowance of future utility service connections to expand the Richmond Logistics Hub into Area IV’s vacant parcel. The road and utility stub connections will extend to a maximum of 40 metres into Area IV, with the expectation that the road and utilities will be extended further as part of the future development of Area IV (schedule not yet confirmed).

Contact information

For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review (PER) process, or to get in touch with our team, please contact us by email or phone at 604.665.9047.

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 or amendment. 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.