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George Massey Crossing

Technical expertise and support to the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to work towards replacing a 60-year-old crossing

  • Delta, British Columbia

    Delta, British Columbia

We met challenges for this project effectively and in a timely manner, with consideration of risks and stakeholder interests

The British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is planning to replace the existing George Massey Tunnel crossing. At 60 years old, the crossing does not meet current highway design or seismic standards for carrying Highway 99 under the Fraser River.

In July 2019, the Ministry hired the COWI-Stantec team to provide experienced feasibility-level technical services and conceptual-level design to define the technical elements of different bridge and tunnel crossing options, as well as improvements to the approaches on Highway 99. Our team provided concept level designs and shortlisted three crossing concepts from 18 potential options. The design dealt with complex, interconnected traffic operations, geometrics constrained by available right of way, freeway ramps and ramp head intersections, poor geotechnical conditions, and environmentally sensitive areas. There were also drainage and constructability challenges within a high traffic corridor and a high degree of Ministry and stakeholder scrutiny.

Located between the communities of Delta and Richmond, this crossing is considered a primary highway, a major north-south connector, and a key goods movement route. Replacing it will improve safety for travelers and better protection against potential seismic events.

Meet Our Team

Sarv Jahankhani, Senior Principal, Transportation

Built infrastructure has the ability to improve our lives by elevating our communities. This is what I strive for in every project.
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David Thatcher, Senior Principal, Transportation

My transportation decisions and recommendations are always rooted in how I can positively enhance the communities we work with.
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Uthaya Uthayakumar, Senior Principal Engineer

"All models are wrong, but some are useful." – George Box
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Sandra Webster, Senior Principal, Environmental Services

I’m interested in how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together and figuring out how we can change them to better serve our clients.
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Sarv Jahankhani

Senior Principal, Transportation

David  Thatcher

Senior Principal, Transportation

Uthaya Uthayakumar

Senior Principal Engineer

Sandra Webster

Senior Principal, Environmental Services

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