Vedder Bridge Replacement Project
Project Update, October 11, 2016
The Rotary Trail Parking Lot is now closed, as part of the Vedder Bridge Replacement Project.
Trail users are encouraged to use the recently expanded Vedder Park parking lot accessible off Petawawa Road.
During the first 10 months of Bridge construction most works will be off-line of traffic and should have minimal impact on traffic flow.
Project Update, April 20, 2016
On April 19, 2016, Council accepted the proposal for the Vedder Bridge Replacement Design-Build Project from the lead proponent, Emil Anderson Construction Inc., in the amount of $11,331,052 (plus applicable taxes).
Out of the three proponents that advanced to RFP Stage 2, Emil Anderson Construction Inc. earned the highest technical points and submitted the lowest cost proposal for both Option 1 (Steel Girder) and Option 2 (Steel Arch) bridge designs. Thanks to the lower bridge price, Council was able to select the more visually appealing steel arch option and still remain within budget expectations. The reduction in construction costs also allows for provisional items, such as the Rotary Trail Connection and increased costs for necessary BC Hydro and Telus overhead and underground utility relocations.
Based on the proposal, construction is anticipated to start in September 2016, with substantial completion of the project by October 2017. The document highlighted that the first 10 months of construction will be completed parallel to Vedder Road allowing traffic to continue as usual. In addition, Emil Anderson Construction Inc. provided plans showing how the proposed works can be staged to minimize disruptions to traffic.
Project updates will be posted throughout the upgrade process.
|Bridge Update - July 10, 2015||2016-04-18||440KB|
|Chilliwack Gets Funding for Vedder Bridge||2015-07-10||285KB|
|Design Proposal Staff Report - April 20, 2016||2016-04-20||2.68MB|
|Frequently Asked Questions||2016-04-18||69KB|