Prince Rupert Port breaks ground on $87 million road, rail, utility project in Canada

Prince Rupert Port Authority has announced the ground breaking on CAD90 million ($87.49 million) Road, Rail and Utility Corridor project at the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.

The scope of the project involves construction of five parallel rail tracks, a two-lane roadway, and a port-owned power distribution system along an 8km corridor. The project is being developed to provide shared-use infrastructure for the potash, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other terminals, which are likely to be developed on the on the Ridley Island Industrial Site at the Port of Prince Rupert.

The completion of Road, Rail and Utility Corridor project will stimulate several other terminal developments projects. The entire project will be undertaken in multiple phases, with phase I slated for completion in December 2014.

The project has secured CAD15 million from both the Governments of Canada and British Columbia, while CN and the Port Authority have committed CAD30 million each. The project will be developed over a timeframe of two-years and will employ up to 90 workers.

The project will be delivered by multiple contractors, which include Prince Rupert Constructors, a joint venture between Coast Tsimshian Enterprises, JJM Construction Limited, and Emil Anderson Construction Incorporated; and Coast Industrial Construction, a partnership between ICON Construction and Gitxaala Nation (Kitkatla).