202 Street Bus Rapid Transit Project – Consulting Engineers of British Columbia – Award of Merit, Transportation

This transit improvement project creates a new, convenient public transit hub in Langley, BC, and accommodates regular scheduled bus service over the new Port Mann Bridge for the first time since 1986.

202 Street Bus Rapid Transit Project Wins BC Engineering Award

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia (ACEC-BC) recently selected the 202 Street Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project for an Award of Merit in Transportation, as part of its 2013 Awards for Engineering Excellence.

Completed through a partnership among the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada and Translink, this transit improvement project creates a new, convenient public transit hub in Langley, BC, and accommodates regular scheduled bus service over the new Port Mann Bridge for the first time since 1986. The 202 Street BRT Project commenced operation on December 1st, 2012 – the same day the new Port Mann Bridge officially opened.

H5M, a joint venture of MMM Group and Hatch Mott MacDonald, was the prime consultant for the project, while McElhanney Consulting Services (design), Delcan (project management), and CMS Focus (construction management) were the other principle members of the consultant team.

The scope of the project included:

  • The new Carvolth Exchange which will serve as the eastern terminus for the new Express Bus over the Port Mann and Golden Ears Bridges
  • A central hub for northern Langley
  • A 679-stall park & ride lot
  • A new 25,000m3 capacity retention pond to service local neighbourhoods, and support future development in the Township’s Carvolth Plan
  • Improved and expanded wildlife / fisheries habitat in collaboration with DFO, including innovative stormwater runoff
  • A new 202 Street alignment connecting 86 and 88 Avenue crossing of the Trans Canada Highway (TCH)
  • New highway overpasses and on- and off ramps with roundabout connection to 202 Street
  • Multi-use pathways
  • Utilities protection, relocation, and installation

As stated in the ACEC-BC Awards release for the project: “The consultant team developed cost-effective and innovative solutions, and successfully managed costs and schedule while maintaining high quality. Technical challenges included compressible soils, traffic management, drainage, environmental protection and properties acquisition.”

For 23 years, the ACEC-BC Awards for Engineering Excellence program has recognized and celebrated outstanding accomplishments in engineering. Winners are selected by a panel of judges that is carefully selected each year to provide representation from industry, academia, and the public sector. The annual gala is attended by politicians, senior government officials, client groups, industry leaders and peers.

More information on the 2013 ACEC-BC Awards is available at http://www.acec-bc.ca/awards/2013-award-winners.aspx