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Second route option proposed for Pattullo Gas Line Replacement project
Nov 19, 2020
Surrey, B.C., Nov. 19, 2020: FortisBC is assessing a new route option in Burnaby to replace a gas line it has attached to the Pattullo Bridge, based on feedback received during engagement.
The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is preparing to replace the Pattullo Bridge. Decommissioning the existing bridge will require FortisBC to relocate a gas line currently attached to it. The line is a vital part of our system, helping deliver natural gas to more than 35,000 homes and businesses in Burnaby, New Westminster and Coquitlam. This includes approximately 18,000 customers in Burnaby.
The Ministry’s design standards do not permit a gas line on the new bridge, and we have been engaging the community on a proposed replacement line along Gaglardi Way, Cariboo Road and 16th Avenue in Burnaby.
Based on this engagement, we are now assessing a new possible route option to the west that would:
- Start near the intersection of Sperling Avenue and Lougheed Highway, and finish near the intersection of 16th Avenue and 4th Street
- Largely follow Sperling Avenue and Glencarin Drive north of Highway 1, and Lakefield Drive and 4th Street south of the highway
- Include a new underground facility near the intersection of 16th Avenue and 4th Street
We invite the community to attend one of our virtual information sessions on November 24 and 26, where they can learn more and ask questions.
We submitted a project application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission on August 31 and plan to update the application before the end of the year as our planning and engagement progress.
Learn more about the project and upcoming engagement opportunities at talkingenergy.ca/pattullogasline.