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Pre-construction work for Evergreen Line starts in Port Moody

Port Moody Westwood Coquitlam MP James Moore at an announcement earlier this yeer about about the awarding of pre-construction contracts for the Evergreen Line. The work to install power for the rapid transit system is underway. - FILE PHOTO
Port Moody Westwood Coquitlam MP James Moore at an announcement earlier this yeer about about the awarding of pre-construction contracts for the Evergreen Line. The work to install power for the rapid transit system is underway.
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After years of waiting for Evergreen Line construction to begin, drivers are now getting what they wished for — and it could cause them delays.
In Port Moody, for example, work is set to begin Monday on the installation of new underground BC Hydro lines to power a tunnel-boring machine during construction and the rapid transit system itself when it opens in the summer of 2016.
The work involves digging a 1.5 m trench, installation of BC Hydro duct banks and road resurfacing. Construction activity will begin along Douglas Street and proceed along Spring Street to Electronic Avenue. It will then continue along St. Johns Street, past Moray Street.
Construction will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. but road closures are not expected. Drivers could, however, experience minor delays and single-lane alternating traffic at times.
A bulletin issued by the project office this week notes that every effort will be taken to minimize disruption and maintain access for cars. Anyone with questions is encouraged to call the Evergreen Line project office at 604-927-4452. Traffic information is available at 604-927-2080 and a traffic bulletin will be issued every Friday at www.evergreenline.gov.gc.ca.
People can also receive traffic alerts via email. To subscribe, contact info@evergreenline.gov.bc.ca.
Residents, businesses and commuters can also receive project updates by visiting the Evergreen Line Facebook page: www.facebook.com/evergreenline or by following on Twitter @TranBC
dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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