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GVITE Online Presentation: Alex Fraser Bridge Improvement Project

February 18, 2021@12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST

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About the Presentation:

The Alex Fraser Bridge Improvement Project is the most recent recipient of GVITE’s Bill Curtis Award for an outstanding transportation project.

With upwards of 120,000 vehicles using the Alex Fraser Bridge daily, congestion was a growing problem. Motorists were experiencing excessive delays and queues more than three kilometres long during rush hours. The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Alex Fraser Bridge Improvement Project greatly improved conditions with the addition of a seventh lane, an innovative movable barrier counter-flow system, and 13 new dynamic message signs throughout the Lower Mainland.

The Project has resulted in approximately 20-minutes travel time savings during the southbound PM peak, and approximately 10-minutes travel time savings during the northbound AM peak.

Binnie/MOTI’s innovative design represents the first and only moveable barrier counter-flow system in western Canada.


About the Presenters:

Edmund Lee, P.Eng.
Transportation Major Projects Division Manager, Principal
R.F. Binnie & Associates Ltd.

Edmund Lee is a Division Manager at Binnie, with 31 years of experience in the areas of roadway design, traffic engineering, and transportation planning. Edmund has specialized expertise in the areas of highway planning and highway conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, through direct involvement in numerous major interchange/intersection and highway corridor projects throughout the Lower Mainland.

Simon Church, P.Eng.
Assistant Project Manager, Associate
R.F. Binnie & Associates Ltd.
Simon Church is a Project Engineer with Binnie’s Transportation Major Projects division. Simon has 10 years of experience working on large transportation projects in BC and Alberta, primarily during the construction phase. For the last three years, Simon has acted as Deputy Engineering Manager for the HWY 91/17 Upgrade Project.
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February 18, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST
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Greater Vancouver (Virtual)
Vancouver, BC Canada

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