Fortis adding second gas line along Coquitlam-Surrey corridor

Construction will start in February; public info session is Wednesday, Jan. 25.

FortisBC will be adding a second natural gas line to its existing Surrey-to-Coquitlam corridor and is hosting a public information session about the project tonight (Wednesday).

The second line will run alongside the existing gas line in the two cities, both of which are experiencing "tremendous population growth," according to a Fortis release.

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The backup line will help meet the demand for natural gas and will allow Fortis to do routine "in-line" inspections to ensure its safety and reliability.

Construction begins in February and will continue to the end of the year. Preparatory work has already begun, including clearing away vegetation to improve access to the right-of-way for construction crews.

The line runs north from Surrey to a Fortis station near the South Fraser Perimeter Road, and from the Cape Horn Station near United Boulevard across Highway 1 and Lougheed

Highway, up along Mariner Way to the Coquitlam Station at Como Lake Avenue.

Upgrades to Fortis' Vancouver-to-Coquitlam line will be done in 2018, with pre-construction activities beginning this year in Burnaby.

• The public information session is tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Executive Plaza Hotel, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam.

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